SIX O’CLOCK host Martin King is about to open up about his heartbreak over shedding his mam to dementia in a brand new documentary.
Christina King was identified with the sickness and handed away in 2019.
His dad, (Martin Senior) who was in the identical nursing residence, and room, as his mom, died simply 4 weeks earlier than her.
When he died instantly, the household made the choice to not inform their mom as they felt the information would make her regress. Sadly, she handed away just a few weeks later.
Martin will open up about his personal private expertise with dementia in a particular documentary, We Want To Discuss About Dementia, which can air on March 28 at 8pm.
The favored Dubliner talks to members of his circle of relatives and different folks in the neighborhood about lifting the stigma related to dementia.
The documentary is a part of Virgin Media’s new fundraising drive, Donate for Dementia, which goals to lift very important funds for households affected by illness, which impacts half 1,000,000 Irish households.
From the week of March 22, Virgin Media will air a bunch of particular programmes, together with the extremely anticipated documentary, Finding Jack Charlton on Virgin Media One at 9pm on Sunday March 28.
Commissioned by VMTV and the BBC and supported The Alzheimer Society of Eire, this emotive and compelling documentary appears to be like 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, capturing behind the scenes with Jack and the Eire crew 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 March 22, VMTV studio reveals from Eire AM to The Tonight Present will embody particular programming round this illness, together with tales from these instantly affected.
Invoice Malone, Director of Content material, Virgin Media Tv mentioned:
“Virgin Media Tv are delighted to be a part of such an initiative, to lift consciousness of Dementia and to lift a lot wanted funds for The Alzheimer’s Society of Eire.
“All through the week our key programmes will shine a lightweight on the experiences of those that have been affected by Dementia and the nice work of the society.
“The fruits of our fundraising week might be Sunday, March 28 with quite a few specifically commissioned programmes; 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 mentioned:
“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 satisfaction past comparability.
“There are 64,000 folks dwelling with dementia in Eire and every year there are 11,000 new circumstances – which means at present, tomorrow and the following day 30 folks per day might be identified.
“This one-week partnership will elevate 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 folks with dementia and their household carers throughout this week. We’re all actually trying ahead to it now.”