A mother-of-three who dismissed her forgetfulness as a symptom of the menopause has revealed how she was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 50. Teacher Marie Ouldridge, of Swindon, Wiltshire, started noticing she was forgetting words, or couldn’t match words to pictures, while standing in front of her class. ‘When this first happened, I would ask the children what was on the screen,’ she explained. Teacher Marie Ouldridge, 51, (pictured), from Swindon, Wiltshire, was diagnosed with dementia just after she turned 50 last year Marie initially put her forgetfulness down to the menopause, but an MRI scan found that the left side of her brain, which controls language and emotions, was shrinking She initially kept what was happening a secret from her family (pictured), including from her husband Neil (middle) Marie confided in her aunt who explained that she had experienced forgetfulness going through the menopause, for which she had been prescribed drugs. Not wishing to worry her husband, Neil, 51, Marie went to see a doctor. An MRI scan revealed the left side of her brain, which controls language and emotions, was shrinking. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Love Island star Jack Fowler, 22, who was pictured in…… Read full this story
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