Before her dementia diagnosis at the early age of 51, she was told she had a rare fatal disease

It took two years for Ms Emily Ong to be diagnosed with young onset dementia.
It took two years for Ms Emily Ong to be diagnosed with young onset dementia.ST PHOTO: JOYCE TEO

SINGAPORE - It was french toast, a long-time family breakfast favourite, that sparked the realisation that something was not right. Ms Emily Ong, who likes cooking for her husband and two daughters, reached out for a loaf of bread to make the toast but forgot how to do it.

"That was scary as it just came suddenly," she said of that day about two years ago.

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