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Archive for February 23rd, 2009

Agnes and Alzheimers

Agnes Houston from Coatbridge in Glasgow should have recognised dementia when it started to afflict her; she had nursed her own father through it.

Agnes came to Belfast to take part in a conference on Dementia and Human Rights, to argue that life is worth living after a diagnosis.

I found her one of the loveliest and most heartening people I had ever interviewed.  This is the full interview recorded for a report for Radio Ulster’s Sunday Sequence programme.

And this is the full report I made for Sunday Sequence of the conference on Dementia and Human Rights, held in Belfast on Feb 18. This incorporates clips of the original interview with Agnes.

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