Episode 2- Obsession

‘It is hard to stop me. I say that of myself! I struggle to do balance. I know advocacy is good for me, to demand of myself but making the judgment is hard. I actually got such a buzz in my professional life – playing a role in one theatre and directing in another and having meetings about another. And I have to balance because I want a certain amount of challenge; I do not want to become passive.’

Ronan Smith’s ambition and work ethic has driven his professional life, which is still a huge part of his identity. Now this drive has manifested itself in his dementia advocacy work. Ronan lives with Familial Alzheimer’s Disease (fAD).

Presented by Susanna Howard, Music by Hannah Peel and edited by Erland Cooper. 

Ronan Smith. Photo: Ben Gilbert/Wellcome Collection.

Ronan Smith. Photo: Ben Gilbert/Wellcome Collection.