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Dr Ciara Kelly on living outside the comfort zone

Broadcaster and GP Dr Ciara Kelly had to watch helplessly as her mother’s memory slowly faded away. Now she hopes to help others in the same situation by serving as an ambassador for Dementia: Understand Together at the Bloom 2019 festival

26th May, 2019
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Ciara Kelly, broadcaster on Newstalk Pic: Bryan Meade

Dr Ciara Kelly is a very familiar face, and voice, to many of us. Her media career has taken her out of the GP practice onto appearances on RTÉ’s Operation Transformation, and landed her own lunchtime radio show on Newstalk. However, just a couple of years ago, she went unrecognised by none other than her own mother, who was fighting a losing battle with dementia.

“She did manage, for a time, her...

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