Childhood dementia: a reality thousands of Australian families face but few know about

Childhood dementia: a reality thousands of Australian families face but few know about

As a baby and a very young child, Jessie Mei Mei could do most things others her age could do. But at some stage, her development stopped and then started to regress. By the time she was six, she could no longer feed herself. Childhood dementia is a disease that kills almost as many Australian children as cancer, yet advocates say far fewer people are aware of it. Ms Mei Mei, who lives in Sydney, has Sanfilippo syndrome, one of …