this image shows a balloon from the alz society. It is white with a blue flower.

Gifts that keep giving

this image shows a balloon from the alz society. It is white with a blue flower.

Gifts that keep giving

I wrote a blog post back in 2013 about Alzheimers and weddings and whilst that was probably not the best title I could have given it, the sentiment behind it was there. Now in 2017 I have just received a gift catalogue from the Alzheimer’s Society and was so pleased to see they are still offering their range of wedding accessories.

This range is even more attractive since the charities rebrand in early 2017. Working with the design agency Heavenly in London they came up with the simple logo you see above. The outline of what can only be a forget me not, the flower now synonymous with memory and loss of with dementia.

With the wedding range in mind, this works brilliantly. If you think about it, a wedding day is one of the most memorable occasions in life, maybe only second to the birth of children. It is a day a deep emotion and sentiment and there is rarely a dry eye in the house at a wedding, so when better to share the love and raise money for charity at the same time.

Had I have a family member with dementia or lost someone to the disease when I got married I would have loved to have raised awareness of the disease and raised funds for the Alzheimer’s society to boot. Founded in 1979, their work is needed more now as we all live longer than ever before.

Still, in 2017 we have no cure. Still, in 2017 there is still a stigma.

The wedding range in 2017 now offers all sorts of lovely items to give as favours. Little organza bags to hold various designs of pin badges, brooches for guests, photo booth fun kit, balloons, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. There is even a heart shaped chalk board for wedding messages. Such a lovely idea that I am sure many would love to use if they knew such items were available.

You can shop online here or call 0300 124 0900 for a paper gift catalogue.

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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