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Family 'making memories' with daughter who has childhood dementia


A devoted couple have vowed to "make beautiful memories" with their five-year-old daughter who has childhood dementia, meaning she is unlikely to live beyond her teens. Little Penny Mills was developing slowly but surely and could say 150 words by the time she was four – starting with her 12-year-old brother Harry’s name when she was 18-months-old. But her veterinary nurse mum Kelly, 40, and engineer dad Andrew, 44, have seen her vocabulary dwindle to 10 words – which no longer include Harry or mummy - as Sanfilippo syndrome has ravaged her memory.

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