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"My grandson is learning every day. Brian is forgetting every day."

Nora Owen speaks to Ivan about the importance of nostalgia and remembering when you have someone in your life living with dementia

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18.40 23 May 2019


"My grandson is learning every day. Brian is forgetting every day."


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18.40 23 May 2019


The gardening and outdoor extravaganza that is 'Bloom' is back this year. It takes place from from May 30th to June 3rd.

It covers a host of different gardens and today on the Hard Shoulder, Ivan heard about one in particular. It is a dementia-friendly garden called “Memories are Made of This”, named after the Dean Martin hit,  and it is an initiative of the HSE’s Dementia: Understand Together campaign.

This evening Ivan was joined by a great friend of the show, and an ambassador for the campaign, Nora Owen.

Nora is a former Fine Gael justice minister and TD, and she spoke to Ivan about why the campaign is close to her heart, after her husband Brian was diagnosed with dementia.


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