Carey Mulligan Opens Up About Her Grandmother's Dementia & Her Mission To Combat Stereotypes Surrounding The Disease
While guest-hosting BBC Radio 4‘s Best of Today show this week, The Great Gatsby star opened up about her 91-year-old grandma Nans' battle with dementia since 2004.
Marcus Mumford's love said of visiting Nans in her assisted living home in her native Wales:
"Every visit for the last seven years, she hasn't recognized any of us … When we leave she won't remember that we've been there, but the sensation of being in the company of someone who loves you is something that we can't deny people — there's a calmness and companionship, and these really fundamental feelings of being loved and being taken care of by family who really love you. I think that's something, regardless of how progressed your dementia is, that stays with you."
While the journey hasn't been easy, the mother-of-one admitted there are "magical" moments, too: