Lara Dowd

Paul Evans
July 21, 2021
May 18, 2022

In 2017, my father was diagnosed with Young-Onset Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA), an atypical form of Alzheimer’s disease, aged just 61. As an only child to a single parent, overnight I – then aged 27 – became primary carer to Dad, whilst simultaneously managing full time employment.

Although we are still on our journey, I’m passionate about taking the experiences I’ve gained to date as a new carer, to help educate and support those silently going through similar situations behind closed doors.

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