"I've Seen The Person I Knew Change"

Midlands 103's Will Faulkner speaks openly about his experience of having a family member who living with Dementia.

Around 64,000 people in Ireland are living with Dementia.

A campaign is underway to increase awareness of Dementia and its impact on individuals, families and communities.

The Dementia Understand Together initiative is asking people to take small practical steps to help build compassionate communities that provide vital social support to those experiencing dementia. 

Midlands 103's Will Faulkner says it took him a long time to come to terms with his dad's diagnosis of Dementia.  

Joanne Hourigan, Dementia Advisor for Offaly, with the Alzheimer's Society of Ireland has been speaking with Will and says music and old photos can be useful to recall memories: 

For more information and free training visit understandtogether.ie or for support call the national helpline provided by The Alzheimer Society of Ireland on Freephone 1800 341 341.

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