'Alzheimer's has made my mother constantly CHEERY': Family of grandmother say the usually-cruel disease has 'flicked a happy switch' in her brain
A daughter has told of an unexpected and remarkable side-effect of her mother's dementia - constant happiness.
Maureen Barnett, 65, was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2003 and at one point the disease and medication left her unable to speak.
But after she was also diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease three years ago her family said her personality totally changed and her 'happy switch is now on all the time'.
The grandmother has always been friendly - but her family say the disease has left her constantly mellow and endlessly cheery.
Daughter Michelle Pattenden, 39, from Bridgwater,... read more
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