The Alzheimer Society of Eire teaming up with Virgin Media Tv for a particular Donate For Dementia week.
Working from March 22 to twenty-eight on Virgin Media Tv, Donate For Dementia will embody particular programming throughout VMTV exhibits to assist increase consciousness and funds to assist individuals with all types of dementia, which impacts half one million Irish households.
Martin King will open up about his personal expertise with dementia in a particular documentary. Martin misplaced his mom, Christina, to dementia in 2019, 4 weeks after his father died.
The week will conclude with the extremely anticipated broadcast of Discovering Jack Charlton. Filmed over the past 18 months of Jack’s life, it captures his undocumented battle with dementia in addition to trying again at this Irish sporting legend.
Discovering Jack Charlton will probably be broadcast Virgin Media One at 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 28. Commissioned by VMTV and the BBC and supported The Alzheimer Society of Eire, this emotive and compelling documentary seems to be at this Irish sporting legend and his undocumented life with dementia.
It options contributions from Jack’s household for the primary time, together with his spouse Pat and son John. They’re supported by main figures in soccer, music, movie and politics.
The documentary additionally options unseen archive footage, going behind the scenes with Jack and the Eire workforce in the course of the World Cup in 1990 and on the street to their qualification for the 1994 World Cup within the USA.
From Monday, March 22, VMTV studio exhibits from Eire AM to The Tonight Present will embody particular programming round dementia, together with tales from these straight affected. With one in 10 of these recognized beneath the age of 65, we’ll meet individuals of all ages impacted by Alzheimer’s and all types of dementia, and learn how they’ve been dealing with lockdown measures.
Six O’Clock Present presenter Martin King will open up about his personal private expertise with dementia in a particular documentary, We Want To Discuss About Dementia, that can air on Sunday, March 28, at 8 p.m.
Martin misplaced his mom, Christina, to dementia in 2019. His dad (Martin Senior), who was in the identical nursing dwelling, and room, as his mom, died simply 4 weeks earlier than her. When he died out of the blue, the household made the choice to not inform their mom as they felt the information would make her regress. Sadly, she handed away a number of weeks later. Martin talks to members of his family and different individuals in the neighborhood about lifting the stigma related to dementia.
Invoice Malone, director of content material, Virgin Media Tv, mentioned: “Virgin Media Tv are delighted to be a part of such an initiative to boost consciousness of dementia and to boost much-needed funds for The Alzheimer’s Society of Eire.
“All through the week, our key programmes will shine a light-weight on the experiences of those that have been affected by dementia and the good work of the society.
“The end result of our fundraising week will probably be Sunday, March 28, with a lot of specifically commissioned programmes, together with tributes to Jack Charlton by those that knew him and the TV premiere of the fantastic movie Discovering Jack Charlton.”
Pat McLoughlin, CEO of The Alzheimer Society of Eire, added: “I’m delighted that The Alzheimer Society of Eire is teaming up with Virgin Media Tv for a particular week of exercise to mark the TV launch of the highly effective Discovering Jack Charlton documentary. Jack lived with dementia within the remaining years of his life and this glorious documentary focuses on his love for his household and people extraordinary years when he introduced Eire to Euro 88 and two World Cups, boosting our nationwide delight past comparability.
“There are 64,000 individuals dwelling with dementia in Eire and annually there are 11,000 new circumstances – meaning at the moment, tomorrow and the following day, 30 individuals per day will probably be recognized.
“This one-week partnership will increase a lot consciousness and much-needed funds to assist these dwelling with dementia and their carers. We’re simply so grateful to Virgin Media and the makers of the Jack Charlton documentary, Noah Media Group, for serving to to place this highlight on individuals with dementia and their household carers throughout this week. We’re all actually trying ahead to it now.”
Donate For Dementia runs from Monday, March 22, to Sunday, March 28, and can embody particular programming throughout VMTV exhibits.
We Want To Discuss About Dementia and Discovering Jack Charlton each air on Sunday, March 28, the previous at 8 p.m. and the latter afterwards at 9 p.m.