Chris has been part-taking in many Triathlons, Cycling and swimming challenges over the years, and this year has chosen to help support the Alzheimers Society.
Chris’ company TechQuarters, has adopted its very own company mascot named ’Rowly the bear’. The idea of Rowly came about, after Chris’ father passed away from Vascular Dementia.
Vascular dementia is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. It is caused by problems in the supply of blood to the brain.
Vascular dementia affects different people in different ways and the speed of the progression varies from person to person. Typically, the symptoms of vascular dementia begin suddenly, for example after a stroke. Vascular dementia often follows a ‘stepped’ progression, with symptoms remaining at a constant level for a time and then suddenly deteriorating. Some symptoms may be similar to those of other types of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
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