Blogs written by a family member

Adele's partner Lance was diagnosed with bvFTD in May 2013 at the age of 45.   They lived together for over 15 years.  Lance sadly died in 2018, but Adele continues writes her blog Alootes about their life together and her experiences. 

Adventures with dementia is written anonymously by a man whose wife has dementia. She first attended a memory clinic in 2000, aged 52.  After 12 years investigation she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

A Life More Complicated is a blog written by a lady whose husband had behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) and has sadly passed away.  Powerfully written, she says, 'If it helps one other person I would be delighted as I found it really helpful and personally beneficial to pour it all out in writing.' 

Dave's story is a blog written by Dave's step-daughter Katie.  Dave was diagnosed with young onset dementia at the age of 60 and he now lives in a nursing home.  Katie writes about Dave's life and her personal experiences, thoughts and feelings on the impact of Dave's dementia on her and her family. 

Rhonda Brantley's blog Diagnosis: Alzheimer's reflects on living with a husband with young onset Alzheimer's disease.  Her husband, Billy Ray, died age 66 in 2012.

D4Dementia is a blog written by one of the UK's leading dementia campaigners, Beth Britton.  Beth's father had vascular dementia for 19 years, it began when she was 12 years old.  He died in 2012, aged 85..

Jane's husband was diagnosed with dementia in 2017 at the age of 58.  She started writing a blog called Memory For Two to try to focus on the positive aspects of living a life affected by dementia, and to in turn keep her focused on the positive aspects of their life together.  She says that most of the time it works! 

Our Alzheimer's Journey is a blog by Tracey Seymour.  Her husband was diagnosed with young onset Alzheimer's disease at the age of 55.  They live in Somerset. 

www,mumhasdementia.com is a blog written by the daughter of a lady who was diagnosed with young onset Alzheimer's disease at the age of 58.  The blog is about their joint struggle with dementia.

Nancy Carlson's husband has frontotemporal dementia.  She writes a heartfelt and honest blog called, 'One foot in front of the other' about her life and experiences. 

Rob Perry's mother was diagnosed with young onset frontotemporal dementia in 2011 aged 52.  She sadly passed away in October 2013 at the age of 55.  Rob helped care for his mother at home for two years.  His blog is called Demention.

Missing Jim: Confessions of an Alzheimer's Wife is a blog written by Karen whose husband Jim was diagnosed with young onset Familial Alzheimer's disease in 2011. 

Navigating Life shares the story of father seven, Rick who was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia at the age of 57, as told by his wife. 

Too Young For Dementia is a blog about the experience of being 28 years old and the primary carer for a dad who was diagnosed aged 61 with Posterior Cortical Atrophy and Alzheimer's disease. 

If you can recommend any other blogs specifically about young onset dementia, please do email us the details so we can add them to our listing.

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