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Kelly Watson from Gateshead who has early onset dementia pictured with her daughter Holly and her mum Moira Bell. See SWNS story SWDEMENT; A mum has spoken of her anguish at forgetting her own daughter having been diagnosed with dementia – at just 39 YEARS OLD. Kelly Watson, now 41, has to attend a dementia support group three times to help with her memory, but is the youngest there by nearly 20 years following her early onset. The single mother started to show signs of the illness at 37, when she would display symptoms such as mood swings, lethargy, memory loss and lack of coordination. Over the next two years, her symptoms grew steadily worse, with medics describing her as “just depressed”, losing her civil servant job in the process.

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