Sport ‘crucial’ in living with dementia

A County Armagh man who’s living with dementia has mentioned sport is a “very important” a part of his life.

Gerard Doran, 62, who has performed and coached GAA in Lurgan, mentioned the bodily and psychological advantages from being concerned with the game and hillwalking has helped him really feel as if he’s “achieving something”.

“Sport is quite incredible to me, in terms of friendship, in terms of feelings, in terms of achievement and it’s not just physical, the mental abilities and the mental benefits are quite incredible,” he instructed BBC News NI.

“Meeting my friends and talking about all those times, all those years, is still a very important part of my life.”


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