Paul Seymour was recently diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's at the age of 54. His wife Tracey is adjusting to life as his carer. Although Paul is still relatively well she knows that it’s going to drastically affect both of their lives over the coming years. Tracey said that after they received the diagnosis, she broke down and thought:
'How could he have dementia at just 54? The doctor confirmed it was extremely rare in younger people - only 5% of people with Alzheimer's are under 65.
'Over the next few weeks, still reeling from the diagnosis, we began to adapt to our new life. I learnt that when Paul was being quiet and detached, he was simply struggling to follow the conversation.'
'I've never stopped loving Tracey - how could I? I was terrified by my symptoms and I wouldn't be able to cope if it wasn't for her'
Tracey and Paul are taking part in the Bristol Memory Walk this September to support Alzheimer's Society. Find your nearest walk: http://bit.ly/1Jttppt