The SLYO UK chapter felt privileged to support the Alzheimer’s Society – Leading The Fight Against Dementia mini marathon in 2013. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting around 496,000 people in the UK. The term ‘dementia’ describes a set of symptoms which can include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, which means that gradually, over time, more parts of the brain are damaged. As this happens, the symptoms become more severe. The SLYO UK Chapter understands the impact degenerative diseases have on community members both in their personal and professional lives and believes in taking such necessary steps to helping to alleviate these challenges in order to help build a better life for them.