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Woman, 47, struck down with early onset dementia keeps asking to see her dead mum

“It’s three weeks since our mum, Barbara, died,” says Gillian, “but even though Sue went to the funeral she keeps forgetting that she is dead”

It breaks Gillian Holland’s heart every time her  47 year old sister Sue asks “Can I see mum now?”. “It’s three weeks since our mum, Barbara, died,” says Gillian, “but even though Sue went to the funeral she keeps forgetting that she is dead.” “I tell her that if I could take her, I would … but then 15 minutes later she asks again.” “It’s like a knife in my heart each time.”

Sue Cole is suffering from a rare early onset dementia which was diagnosed earlier this year, reports Liverpool Echo.

It has devastated her family. But it has inspired Gillian, too, to take part in the Alzheimer’s Society’s biggest annual fundraiser, the Memory Walk, in Liverpool, to raise funds and awareness of this debilitating disease.

“It was a massive shock to us when a brain scan showed Sue had frontotemporal dementia,” explains Gillian, 52, from Bootle. “We had no idea it could effect someone so young.

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Fundraiser: Sue Cole, left, with sister Gillian Holland

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