A dad-of-two was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at just 30.
This is after inheriting the disease from his dad, who passed away from dementia at 36 years old.
Daniel Bradbury is thought to be among the youngest in the country battling the disease – and could’ve passed it on to his twin toddlers. He was told by doctors he too has the rare form of early onset Alzheimer’s in September last year.
And specialists have warned him, people with PSEN1, which affects 500 families across the world, often have the same life expectancy as their relatives.
It means Daniel is facing the prospect of having just six years left with his partner Jordan Evans and their 18-month-old twins, Jasper and Lola – after his dad Adrian passed away in 1999, aged 36.
Now Daniel has been told his children have a 50 per cent chance of being diagnosed when they get older.
“I try not to think about it,” he said. “I live day-to-day, with both good and bad days.
“It does not just affect me, it affects everyone around me as well.
“I don’t know how long I have till it takes a real hold on me.
“I want to be as much of a dad as I can, for as long as I can.”
The family are determined to make lasting memories together, so Daniel’s kids can look back and treasure their times with their dad.
Like other Alzheimer’s patients, Daniel, who lives in Hucknall, Notts, suffers from short-term memory loss, confusion and problems with his balance.
But, due to the nature of his disease, the 30-year-old’s condition is expected to deteriorate faster, and will ultimately lead to his death.
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