Receiving a letter through the post from a friend or relative is a joy; for some, it can be a lifeline. Society today is so digitally focused and sharply in touch with one another it may be easy to forget those who aren’t connected digitally and even harder to remember those difficult-to-reach sufferers of diseases such as Dementia and Alzheimers. Daily life can be a struggle for them and those who care for them. Anything that brings joy, jogs happy memories or brings pleasure to the sufferer can only help to enhance their lives.
The joy of a letter for those suffering from Dementia and Alzheimers is in the physical object of it as well as hearing or reading the contents. Regardless of whether the receiver remembers already reading it – they can relive the news and delight in reading it – or having it read to them – many times over without the necessity of accessing mobile phones or computers – it’s as simple as finding it again and again in a pocket or on a side table. Both a visual and physical reminder that they are thought about and loved.
In support of Alzheimer’s Society, e-Snail is donating all profits received this week to this charity as they continue their essential research into care and cure, provide support and training and campaign for the rights of people living with dementia – www.alzheimers.org.uk