Frasier actor publically backs dementia walks

Frasier actor publically backs dementia walks

One of stars of the television series Frasier has publically spoken of his support for charity dementia walks.

David Hyde Pierce, most famous for his portrayal of the fastidious fusspot Dr Niles Crane, told people to get out and get involved in the Alzheimer's Society's charity walks.

London's Memory Walk takes place on Sunday September 26th, with all capabilities catered for - participants can walk two-and-a-half, six and ten mile routes.

Having witnessed his grandfather succumb to Alzheimer's disease, followed by his father to dementia, Hyde Pierce is well aware of the nature of the devastating condition.

"Walk. Get your friends to walk. Get your colleagues to walk. One way or another, Alzheimer's disease is in all of our futures, unless we act now," he said via the charity.

The actor was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Emmy Award for a record eleven consecutive years while Frasier was on TV screens, winning four.

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