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PUBLISHED: 17:15 09 February 2009 | UPDATED: 22:24 05 July 2010

IT was with sadness I read of the death of Gladys Dolder (Journal January 23), but also with much gratitude for her life. My guess is that she was one of the un-sung heroes of Lowestoft.

IT was with sadness I read of the death of Gladys Dolder (Journal January 23), but also with much gratitude for her life. My guess is that she was one of the un-sung heroes of Lowestoft.

I first knew Gladys 20 years ago. At that time I knew practically nothing about dementia and even less about the new role I had suddenly taken on board as the carer of a patient with Alzheimer's.

Luckily for me, and many others subsequently throughout Waveney Gladys, herself a carer, together with her two friends Hazel and Jean, decided that a branch of the Alzheimer's Society was desperately needed in Lowestoft.

I know I write on behalf of so many other people over the years who have felt supported in their caring role as a result of the determination, hard work, commitment and empathy which turned Glaydys Dolder and her friends into the founder members of the current Lowestoft and Waveney Alzheimer's branch.

PAULINE ELLIOTT

Elm Tree Road

Lowestoft

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