A First-Hand Experience of Alzheimers in 2013

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DEIRDRE and MAIREAD (not their real names) speak to Ger Leddin about their experiences of seeing and caring for their 83 year old mother who has Alzheimers. Deirdre tells how her mother has allowed people into the house despite not knowing who they were or why they were there.

They discuss the drugs available to help with her condition and how the family works together to try to enable her to live an independent life.

They describe some of the problems the family has experienced as a result of gaps in the care system and offer some tips that may help make life easier for people with Alzheimers and their families that care for them.

Duration: 09'19" DATE: December 19, 2013
Interviewer:Ger Leddin
Producer:Ger Leddin
Interviewee:"Deirdre", "Mairead"
Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local Current Affairs, Global Issues with a Local Focus
Keywords:alzheimers in 2013, a family dealing with alzheimers, experience of alzheimers
LocationCoolock, North Dublin Time Period:2013
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20131219_NST_001
Rights:Creative Commons License
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