Dementia is a group of diseases which affect parts of the brain involving learning, memory and language. According to Understand Together, 11 people in Ireland are diagnosed with dementia every day. The early signs of dementia aren’t always the easiest to recognise but may include changes in mood or behaviour, difficulty performing every day tasks and memory loss.
It can be a frustrating time for both the sufferer and their family. The Circular, sat down with John Moran in his home in County Limerick, along with his daughter and granddaughter to celebrate the positive side of dementia; long term memory. John suffers from dementia but has outstanding long term memory of his childhood and early adult years.