Ashlyn is 10 years old and is in Grade 4. Ashlyn's father was diagnosed with fronto-temporal dementia when he was 39 and Ashlyn was five. Ashlyn lives with her mum, dad and older brother. Ashlyn’s favourite things include art, dancing and reading. When she is older, she dreams of being a doctor or a nurse.
Extracted from Maggie's Recipe for Life by Maggie Beer with Professor Ralph Martins, published by Simon & Schuster Australia, RRP AU$39.99 or NZ$45.00.
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