Ageing with Alzheimers
Des O’Grady SJ currently works as a chaplain in Dundrum central mental hospital. He himself was recently diagnosed with Alzheimers and in this first of at three part series from the archive, he talks candidly about his experience and the learning he has received from it.
He says that the disease has given him more time and patience for people as well as a sense of priorities regarding how relationships are what really matter. He talks to Pat Coyle about making sense of the world and living within your limitation, something he says he discovered even as a young child
His story is also being submitted to be part of the Elder Project following the success of the letter exchange between Pope Francis and children from around the world resulting in the New York Times bestseller Dear Pope Francis. The Elder Project will give older people a similar opportunity to share their wisdom and concerns with upcoming generations.