An Aberdeen man is encouraging people to sign up to a walk for dementia.
Patrick Boyne, 85, will be taking part in Alzheimer Scotland’s memory walk in memory of his wife Bet, who passed away last year, having lived with Parkinson’s disease and dementia for a number of years.
This year’s event falls on September 30, and will be held at Hazlehead Park.
Registration starts at noon, with the walk beginning from 1pm, with people able to take on 1.3km or 3.9km routes.
Members of the public are encouraged to take part in the walk, which will begin from the Park Cafe.
Money raised from the event will go towards Alzheimer Scotland, which supports people living with dementia across Scotland.
Patrick, who took part in the event for the first time last year, said: “My wife sadly died last year after a long battle with the illness.
“I took part in the memory walk with my daughter and granddaughter last year on the day which would have been Bet’s 81st birthday – so the day had a lot of meaning for us.
“I was a carer for my wife for a number of years but had great help and support from many kind people including support staff from the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Resource Centre in Aberdeen.
“This year I’ll be walking again in memory of my dear wife with my daughter Lesley and hopefully Paula, my granddaughter.
“Hopefully this year the walk will see many more people coming out to walk for dementia to help raise awareness of the illness and raise funds for the charity to support their work.”
Alzheimer Scotland’s chief executive Henry Simmons said: “Our memory walks are a great way for supporters to raise vital funds with family and friends.
“Every penny raised will go towards our vision – ensuring that nobody faces dementia alone.
“Our localities across Scotland are committed to providing the best possible care, support and information for everyone living with dementia, as well as making sure that people with dementia and their carers are recognised and valued in their local communities.
“Every step you take will help us to make a difference.”