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Man diagnosed with dementia at 30 marries his childhood sweetheart

A 31-year-old dementia sufferer has married the love of his life. Credit: Alzheimer's Society

A 31-year-old dementia sufferer has married his childhood sweetheart before the disease robs him of his memory.

Daniel Bradbury - who was diagnosed with a terminal form of early onset Alzheimer’s - has wed his partner of 12 years, Jordan.

The pair, from Hucknall in Nottingham, planned the ceremony in just weeks to ensure Daniel could remember as much as possible.

The pair planned their wedding in just weeks. Credit: Alzheimer's Society

Jordan, talking about the wedding, said: "We quickly decided that it would be the sooner the better for the wedding. Given Dan's dementia and how this is starting to affect his mobility, we wanted it to be a day we could really enjoy.

"I cried through most of my vows. Emotions were high and it just meant so much to me to be able to make my promises to him."

Emotions were high and it just meant so much to me to be able to make my promises to him.

– Jordan Bradbury

Jordan added: "My personal highlight on the day was seeing Dan looking dashing in his suit and the beautiful handwritten vows he spoke me to me at the ceremony.

"He later told me that he meant every word and in the future when he’s unable to tell me each day and when his memory fades that he hopes I remember and cherish those words as it is how he will always feel about me.”

The groom will soon have to rely on the photos and videos taken of their special day to jog his memory.

Daniel was diagnosed with dementia aged just 30. Credit: Alzheimer's Society

Daniel was diagnosed with dementia in September 2017 after experiencing problems with his short term memory.

The rare form of Alzheimer’s is caused by a mutation in the gene called PSEN1.

Daniel inherited the gene from his father Adrian, who passed away from the condition in 1999, aged just 36.

The couple's two-year-old twins have a 50 per cent chance of inheriting the disease. Credit: Alzheimer's Society

The couple now fear for their two-year-old twins, Jasper and Lola, who both have a 50 per cent chance of inheriting the disease.

Following his diagnosis, Daniel and Jordan have focussed on making memories as a family and fulfilling Dan’s bucket list - which includes a holiday to Disneyland and seeing the twins off for their first day of school.

Alzheimer’s Society ambassador, Line of Duty star Vicky McClure, joined Daniel and Jordan on their big day. Credit: Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer’s Society Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Hughes said: "On behalf of Alzheimer’s Society, I would like to congratulate Daniel and Jordan on their wedding.

"Their brave decision to share their story earlier in the year has not only helped to raise awareness of dementia for the 850,000 people currently living with it across the UK, but now their support for Memory Walk will help to raise vital funds to help us defeat dementia through research."

The newly-weds, along with their friends and family, will take part in their local Memory Walk in Nottingham on September 8.

Jordan and Dan's loved ones will take part in their local Memory Walk. Credit: Alzheimer's Society

Someone develops dementia every three minutes in the UK, with 1 million set to have the condition by 2021.

For more information, visit www.alzheimers.org.uk.