She said: “Society has stigmatized dementia. People assume that those with the condition will be put into homes, or are crazy because they lose their memory. My dad was very independent, so kept his diagnosis from me and my brother because he was a very proud man.”
On March 21, Lee’s father went missing from his home for four days and was eventually discovered miles away. It is suspected that he died from hypothermia.
Through her grief, the mother-of-two decided to write An Angel, to share the impact her father’s death had on the family.