When I was given that diagnosis of Young onset dementia I was given a sad look, a handshake and told there was nothing that could be done. I thought my life was over. I went into a deep depression. But once me and my daughters got our heads around the diagnosis, I knew the only person that was going to help us was me. It was after seeing a woman on stage speaking, diagnosed 6 years before me, that I suddenly realised there was a life still to be lived. Dementia is a bummer of a diagnosis, and not one I would wish on my worst enemy, but I want to show people how, if you look at dementia differently, you can still have laughter, still have adventures and still have a life worth living.