Partnerships

Read Davie's story

Read Davie's story

The last thing anyone expects to be told at the age of 54 is that they have dementia. Sadly, this is becoming more common now a days as Davie McElhinney knows all too well. Davie who...
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Read Allison's story

Read Allison's story

Before Allison's diagnosis in April 2017, she knew things were not right. She was making silly mistakes and not coping with every day tasks. She had been to her GP a few times, but still...
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Liz and Frankie

Liz and Frankie

Liz and Frankie have been married for over 50 years. Since Frankie's diagnosis in 2017, Liz has been his carer. They are supported by Dementia NI.
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Frances Cousley

Frances Cousley

Frances started off in the first Dementia NI group in Antrim where she was one of the founder members. She was diagnosed with Frontal Lobe Dementia in 2011.
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John McErlane

John McErlane

John is a founder of Dementia NI. He spent his career as a fisherman and was diagnosed with dementia in his early 50s. Here are some of his thoughts on dementia and the role of Dementia...
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Read Tom's Story

Read Tom's Story

Whilst working, a team from Dementia NI visited Tom's employer to raise awareness of dementia and to promote the organisation. He found the presentation inspiring as his wife Allison was...
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Read Eamonn's Story

Read Eamonn's Story

Eamonn wanted to put something back into life particularly after retiring. He had time and wanted to find something meaningful to contribute and help to make a difference.
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Davie: "Knowing I have the form in place makes me feel more confident and reassures my family"

Davie: "Knowing I have the form in place makes me feel more confident and reassures my family"

Our Member and Trustee Davie McElhinney shares his experiences of disorientation and explains why the Herbert Protocol is an important step in ensuring people with dementia stay safe...
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Martin: "The Herbert Protocol helps me stay independent; I'm 100% behind it"

Martin: "The Herbert Protocol helps me stay independent; I'm 100% behind it"

Our Member Martin Murtagh tells us about a time when he became disorientated and found himself at Belfast City Airport, then explains the difference the Herbert Protocol has made to his...
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Gerard: "It's been inspiring to work with the PSNI to bring the Herbert Protocol to NI"

Gerard: "It's been inspiring to work with the PSNI to bring the Herbert Protocol to NI"

Our Member Gerard Doran outlines how our members worked with the PSNI to bring the Herbert Protocol to Northern Ireland and explains why he thinks everyone who lives with dementia should...
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