TWO workers with the Alzheimer's Society in Huddersfield are travelling to London to meet Princess Alexandra tomorrow.
Carol Anderson, of Mirfield, will be at the Cafe Royal to exhibit a booklet she wrote for the carers of people with dementia.
She will be accompanied by Janet Dudley, projects manager for the Huddersfield Alzheimer's Society.
A presentation will be made to Carol tomorrow by Princess Alexandra in recognition of the achievement of writing her booklet.
Carol wrote the publication, They Don't Talk to Me ... They Don't Listen, with the help of a £3,559 Millennium Award.
The money paid for Carol to undergo a counselling course and to write and publish the 36-page booklet.
Alzheimer's Disease normally affects people of pensionable age but can strike younger.
It causes confusion, failing memory and increasing difficulty in concentration and speech.
Carol's husband Duncan was diagnosed with dementia seven years ago, at the age of 53, and is now in full-time care.
Carol's booklet charts her experiences of caring for Duncan and gives tips and ideas to help others cope.
She said: "There is no literature on young people with dementia but there are 19,000 people under the age of 65 who suffer from it.
"It is a bit better now but at the time Duncan was diagnosed there was nothing about it at all for people under 65 and their carers.
"You have to fit into a system that is not designed for young people."
The booklet costs £4 to publish but can be obtained by donation from the Alzheimer's Society at 12 St George's Square, Huddersfield on 01484 429865.
The Millennium Awards are funded by the Millennium Commission with cash from the National Lottery.