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Successsful Dementia Awareness Talk

On Tuesday evening Thurles library hosted a Dementia Awareness Talk  with guest speakers Kathy Ryan Chairperson of the Irish Dementia Working Group and Amy Murphy Dementia Adviser with the Alzheimer’s Society. Kathy spoke about receiving her devastating diagnosis that she had early – onset Alzheimer’s, the many challenges she faced after her diagnosis and still faces on a daily basis. She also spoke on how she dealt with telling her family while highlighting the fact that the diagnosis is not just for the person but for the family and their need for support also.  Amy Murphy gave details on the many varieties of Dementia and again its affects on the person while introducing information on the The Memory Technology Library on the ground of South Tipperary General Hospital Clonmel.  There are a number of facilities in the Thurles area for people also The Memory Café @ bookworm Liberty Square Thurles by Dementia Friendly Thurles, Memory Café in Templemore Arms by Dementia Friendly Templemore and Cameo Care Thurles. A very informative talk by both Amy and Katy. We would like to sincerely thank Kathy for sharing her own story with us in Thurles library.

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