“I was married to a smart, funny, caring, compassionate man but I now consider myself a widow because my husband as I knew him is gone due to young-onset frontotemporal dementia.

Once passionate about his career, he didn’t seem to enjoy his job anymore and was having trouble with his relationships. It was devastating when he lost his job and was denied long term disability – our family was shattered.

He has lost purpose, friendships and now spends lonely days isolated at home. When at work, I constantly worry about his well-being, what he is doing and if he is safe.

Physically active, he had few options as there are no relevant activities for people his age who have dementia. YouQuest is a godsend because it provides social and recreation activities in a dignified manner. Thanks to YouQuest, I get a break and can keep working to support our family.”