‘We connect to music. We connect to the sound of the human voice. We connect to musical sounds and everybody has a soundtrack to their life’
I was returning from my Sunday walk and stopped at the local coffee shop. This gentleman asked me politely if I would like to play a round of chess with him. I thought why not
More and more we are seeing videos online showing incredible moments where music connects with a person living with dementia.
Mental Health Ireland CEO, Martin Rogan, recently spoke with Grandpal about loneliness and mental health in an incredible conversation
Mental Health Ireland CEO, Martin Rogan, recently spoke with Grandpal about loneliness and mental health in an incredible conversation.
She always keeps herself very busy: one day I come home and she is making pickles, the next day I come home and she is re-potting her plants. Her apartment is typically Portuguese.
The spool of thread asked “Howya doin’ pal?” Ever the wise guy, the needle replied “Sew, Sew”
Despite various health challenges, my father stays wonderfully optimistic. Here he is happily celebrating his 84th birthday with a great big smile.
Living abroad in a city like Berlin where 55 per cent of the population are younger than 45, it can often feel like a bubble of youth. Here, I don’t have elderly relatives.
My mom called me one day and was very confused and said "something's really wrong." She couldn't really articulate what that was but I changed my plans and went down to visit her..
I grew up in a large Greek family, surrounded by aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents, so as a child it was constant chaos with little individual attention.