A MAN with a rare form of dementia will walk one million steps in a month, to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

After being diagnosed with posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), also known as Benson’s syndrome, Martin Ockendon was left unable to work and was made redundant on health grounds.

Commenting on the one million steps, his son Tom said: “This is a huge amount especially given his condition and so it makes it even more impressive.

“His walks are limited as he can only go to places he can remember well so he (hopefully) doesn’t get lost.

“He will be mostly found at Upton Country Park.

“Any money raised will go to the vital research being undertaken, in the one day hope that there is a cure for dementia.

“The money will impact the future lives of so many people and will be used for the greater good.”

PCA is a degenerative condition in which damage occurs at the back of the brain.

People often develop PCA at an earlier age than typical Alzheimer’s disease, usually between the ages of 50 and 65.

Martin’s Just Giving page can be found here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/martin-ockendon