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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|
|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|
|Creator:Near FM||Publisher:Near FM|