Brady attends Alzheimer’s Awareness Event

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Monday, March 3rd, 2014
Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady has attended an event in Stormont to highlight the problems associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. Speaking to Newry Times, Brady said, “I was delighted to attend an awareness event, hosted by my party colleague Oliver McMullan, in Stormont to deal with the issue of people suffering with Alzheimer’s. “The event was part of a programme in educating elected representatives including MLA’s and Councillors on how they can assist people suffering from the illness. “Some of the symptoms associated with dementia are memory loss, impaired mental functioning, personality changes and the inability to carry out daily tasks. “People suffering from the illness need help with their everyday lives and as the illness progresses they will need full time care. “It is important that we are fully supportive of Alzheimer’s sufferers and ensure that they get their full entitlements so today session was very informative for elected representatives in how we can be of assistance,” he continued. “I will now be disseminating this information to my colleagues in the local Council so it can get into the local community and improve the lives of people suffering from dementia. I will continue to support the Alzheimer’s Society in their campaign to heighten awareness of the illness and developing better treatment for patients,” Brady added. The event was attended by celebrity chef, Paul Rankin, who has a personal experience of dementia. His grandfather Robert Lacey, who died nearly thirty years ago, had dementia. And his father Hugh Rankin (84) was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease 14 years ago. Paul stated, “It’s a very difficult and complex disease and the numbers are huge. Over 19,400 people in Northern Ireland have dementia and that means many families are going through a similar experience to my family. “Creating dementia-friendly communities is so important for supporting people with dementia and their families because it can really make a positive difference to their lives.”
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