Joanne D'Ambrosi

Joanne D’Ambrosi, 71, Frontotemporal Dementia

Joanne D'Ambrosi

How would you explain Dementia to a child?

FTD (Frontotemporal Dementia) is a type of dementia. Dementia impacts your ability to recall people, places, memories.

What would you want the world to know about Dementia?

I would want the world to know that dementia doesn’t take away my ability to feel love, happiness, pride, sadness. I still have emotions but sometimes forget things that are important to me.

What does it feel like to live with Dementia? 

It is hard to live with dementia because you worry about losing your most important memories and forgetting the ones you love the most.

What brings you joy?

My grandchildren bring joy to my heart every day. I place pictures of them around the house to see their faces all the time.