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Dementia fundraisers all set to cross landmark bridge

Dementia fundraisers all set to cross landmark bridge
18th September 2008

A walk to raise funds for dementia care is all set to take place this weekend.

More than 100 people are expected to take part in the walk across Clifton Suspension Bridge on Sunday, according to Bristol's Evening Post.

It has been organised by the local branch of the Alzheimer's Society, which runs a day centre in the area to provide dementia care for younger people with the condition, as well as other services such as support groups, a cafe and an outreach worker.

Branch chairman Derek Dominey told the news provider: "It's a jolly walk and we make our way along with balloons, and hopefully the weather will be good."

He added that most staff and volunteers taking part in the event will be wearing recognisable t-shirts, so it provides a good opportunity for people to chat with them before or after the walk without having to make an appointment.

The Alzheimer's Society recently stated there is a growing body of evidence which appears to suggest that a Mediterranean-type diet may offer some protection against dementia.

It cited foods such as fish, fruit and vegetables, grains and poultry as key components of such a diet.