The deception of dementia: three weeks out

I’ll let the video speak for itself. This photo is of Limerick’s Live 95FM Sports Team in 2000, doing an outside broadcast prior to the Heineken Cup Final between Munster and Northampton. Dad is farthest to the left. Two years after this was taken, he began having memory problems aged 55. Five years after this was taken he would be diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s.

This video illustrates how hard it can be to detect something like dementia in another person. It’s why most people thought we were over-reacting, got a wrong diagnosis (from three doctors) or were lying (true story).