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Using pedal power to raise awareness

Tony McLaren, National Coordinator of Breathing Space, and three friends are using pedal power to cycle from Seville to Lisbon this week to raise awareness of dementia.

The group are cycling an eye watering 290 miles to support those living with the condition and their families.

It's the 50th anniversary of Celtic FC lifting the European Cup and the cycling team want to highlight the importance of memory sharing for people living with the disease. For men who suffer from the illness, it can be particularly useful to talk and share stories about football – and 1967 is a particularly memorable year.

Alzheimer's Scotland supports several initiatives, which focus on football memories. Some football teams have in-house memory cafes, which have proved helpful in giving people a sense of connectedness and support in their isolation living with dementia.

The cyclists are undertaking the challenge this week over four days with all funds raised going to Alzheimer's Scotland and Breathing Space.

Find out more here.