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Was This Morning guest with sob story of having dementia at 39 nothing but a fraud?

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Was This Morning guest with sob story of having dementia at 39 nothing but a fraud?

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Heart-rending interviews are the staple of daytime TV, but as Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield listened to one young woman tell her story they were visibly moved.

Reassured by her husband, also called Philip, who sat beside her on the ITV This Morning sofa, Laura Borrell, then 39, described how it felt to be one of the youngest people to have been diagnosed with dementia.

With commendable poise and courage (and remarkable lucidity, given that she had said her thoughts and words often became scrambled) she told the show’s hosts it was only a matter of time before she lost the capacity to remember people and events. Yet she was determined to make the most of life before that happened.

As she loved to travel, a return trip to America, where she and Philip spent their honeymoon, was top of her bucket list. Eager to experience the U.S. ‘culture’ one last time, she had ‘this mad idea’ for them to drive from coast to coast in a dormer vehicle. ‘It’s tapping into those memories that I already have and reinforcing them as much as humanly possible,’ she said, impressing Holly and Phil with her uplifting attitude.

As Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield listened to one young woman tell her story they were visibly moved. Reassured by her husband, also called Philip, who sat beside her on the ITV This Morning sofa, Laura Borrell, then 39, described how it felt to be one of the youngest people to have been diagnosed with dementia

Though Borrell’s mother had set up a…

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