For our series Dementia in the Spotlight, Wendy Mitchell, who has young onset dementia, writes about taking part in dementia research and being valued again
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I was diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia on the 31st July 2014 at the age of 58 years young. I might not have much of a short term memory but that’s one date I’ll never forget. I have 2 daughters and live happily alone in the East Riding of Yorkshire. I retired early from the NHS, having worked as a non clinical team leader for 20 years and am now a Society Ambassador and Research network Volunteer Post diagnosis, I was shocked by the lack of awareness, both in the community and clinical world, so I now spend all my time travelling around the country raising awareness and encouraging others to embrace my passion for research.