Living with dementia – one of football’s true gentlemen

Ernie Moss and daughter

News that Chesterfield FC legend Ernie Moss was suffering from dementia unleashed a wave of compassion and support for his family. On the eve of a charity football match at the Proact Stadium, Ernie’s daughter Nikki Trueman speaks candidly to Fiona Stubbs about dementia, football and life with one of the game’s true gentlemen.

NIKKI Trueman can pinpoint the time her family knew something was seriously wrong. For a while, they had been concerned that Ernie Moss was not his usual cheerful, easy-going self. But when he lost all interest in football, they knew it was time to press harder for medical help…