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4 February 2016: EWGPWD Vice-Chair Helen Rochford Brennan talks to The about her dementia

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Helen Rochford Brennan, Vice-Chair of Alzheimer Europe’s European Working Group of People with Dementia (EWGPWD) and chair of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s Irish Dementia Working Group, has spoken to The – an online Irish newspaper - about her experiences of being diagnosed with, and living with dementia. Ms Rochford Brennan was interviewed and quoted by The Journal as part of an article on dementia research and investment in Ireland, in the run-up to the Irish general election on 26 February.

She is quoted as saying the last four years - since her diagnosis - has been “an uphill battle”, but is very positive about her experiences as a dementia advocate in Ireland:

“To be involved in that and to participate in that has been wonderful,” she said. “I realised that life goes on and we can live well in our communities.”



Last Updated: Tuesday 26 April 2016