Health & Wellbeing

‘It took a full year after my Dad’s death from Alzheimer’s before I could recall happy memories – the trauma of his final years was overwhelming’

“Every old man I see reminds me of my father. When he had fallen in love with death”. Patrick Kavanagh’s words are to the forefront of my mind as I’m walking through St Anne’s Park in Raheny, Dublin, one May morning. Although my dad has been dead for over a decade I’m hit by an unexpected wave of sadness after exchanging smiles with an elderly man out walking his dog. Independent.ie – Independent.ie RSS Feed …