Early-onset dementia: this is the terrible diagnosis that former rugby champion Ryan Jones is dealing with at the age of 41
An absolute drama has upset the life of a very good rugby champion, capable of becoming the sporting symbol of an entire nation. Ryan Jonesformer Wales captain of the oval ball, has announced that he is suffering from a very severe form of juvenile dementia.
Has only 41 years old Ryan Jones, until recently he felt like a superhero and instead now the whole world has collapsed on him.
Recently, theformer captain of the Welsh national rugby teamgave a very moving interview to the tabloid Timesin which he recounted the drama he is experiencing.
I feel my world is falling apart. And I’m really scared. Because I have three sons and three stepchildren and I want to be a great dad. I’ve lived 15 years of my life as a superhero and I’m not. I don’t know what the future holds for me.
In the interview, the former champion said he began to notice that something was wrong with him some time ago. After a few visits he was diagnosed with depressionbut as he went on he realized that some of his own cognitive functions were not exceptional. She explained that she began to see that short-term memory was not good and that she was forgetting things.
The diagnosis of dementia for Ryan Jones
At that point, after further examinations, it came to amara diagnosis. Ryan Jones found that depression was just a symptom of a much more serious disease, an acute form of dementia.
It terrifies me because I don’t know if these episodes last a week, two weeks or if they are permanent. This is the fear, this is what I can’t shake off. I don’t know how to slow it down, make it stop, what to do.
Ryan then explained that he would just like to live a happy, normal and healthy life. However, he said, he feels that all of this fits him slipping away and he is broken to know that he can do nothing to avoid it.
Jones’s diagnosis of early-onset dementia, unfortunately, is not the first one to come to a former rugby player. Data states that in a very short time the athletes or former athletes of the sport affected by this disease could be more than 200.
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