Brailes woman reveals heartbreaking reality of caring for partner with rare dementia

Lance and Adele in 2017. Photo courtesy of Alzheimer's Research UK NNL-170822-142203001
Lance and Adele in 2017. Photo courtesy of Alzheimer's Research UK NNL-170822-142203001

A Brailes woman has revealed how she relies on coughs, eye contact and an Etch A Sketch to communicate with her partner since he was diagnosed with a rare form of dementia.

Adele Lootes is the primary carer for Lance Mills, who was diagnosed with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in 2013 at the age of 45.