Colin and Gladys

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Colin and Gladys

My name is Colin and I met my Gladys in January 1958. We were married the same year. I loved Gladys from the moment I saw her and knew I always wanted to be with her. We travelled together, we opened a youth club together, and we brought three wonderful children into the world.

Whatever happened with Gladys’ dementia we were absolutely not going to be separated and it was having the support of Kellie, our Admiral Nurse, that made this possible. She advised me to get Gladys reassessed so we could get more help and if her symptoms changed, or if something was getting us down, my two daughters and I could always contact Kellie.

Kellie continued to visit me after Gladys had died and helped me to rebuild my life. Your gift could pay for an Admiral Nurse to be with someone like me. I can’t tell you the difference that makes.

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Admiral Nurses provide the specialist dementia support that families need. When things get challenging, our nurses work alongside people with dementia, and their families: giving one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions.

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  • £14 could pay for in-depth, specialist support from an Admiral Nurse for a person contacting our Helpline
  • £27 could pay for a brand new Admiral Nurse for an hour, offering life-changing support to families facing dementia
  • £70 could help fund a Helpline Admiral Nurse for two hours in the evening, helping carers in crisis, when other sources of support have closed for the night