Dementia took grandmother away: Carey Mulligan

Dementia took grandmother away: Carey Mulligan

London, Sep 22 (IANS) Actress Carey Mulligan says her grandmother Margaret Booth’s struggle with dementia, robbed her of the person she loved.

carey-mulligan-20160922

Mulligan is an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society’s Global Dementia Friends charity which strives to help make communities more dementia-friendly, something which she feels strongly about since her grandmother was diagnosed with the degenerative disorder when she was just 16.

Talking about her grandmother’s struggle, Mulligan told telegraph.co.uk: “Piece by piece it felt like Nans (Booth) was being taken from us. As I reached my early 20s, dementia was shutting down parts of her that made us feel like we were completely losing the grandmother that we loved so dearly.”

Mulligan says her grandmother rarely speaks at all now, but says that she can communicate her feelings via her body language.

“Today, Nans rarely communicates verbally and most of the time her eyes are closed. Her body language is good and tells us clearly whether she is happy or distressed and whether she wants something or not,” Mulligan said.

“In spite of this, sometimes it feels like she’s not there any more and that we just can’t reach her – and those are always the hardest visits,” she added.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here