11,000 under 65 will be diagnosed with dementia this year

Keeping your brain active can really make a difference

– Dr Sarah Jarvis

Alzheimer's is a disease associated with the elderly but research has shown that in 2017 around 11,000 people under the age of 65 will be diagnosed with dementia.

What's more, some develop symptoms in their prime, with Good Morning Britain hearing from the parents of one mother of two who started showing signs at 30 and by 39 ended up bedridden and unable to speak or recognise members of her family.

So, when does 'a senior moment' become a real concern?

Dr Sarah Jarvis joins us to tell us why we should be aware of the several forms of dementia and although many cases are genetic, what we can do to decrease the chances of developing it.

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Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. The whole of the UK is on arctic alert as snow and freezing temperatures continue to grip the country. The South is braced for fresh blizzard conditions later today, bringing commuter chaos. Meanwhile, struggling A&Es are also on alert as the Met Office raises its alert level triggering health concerns for the vulnerable. And the cold spell is not going anywhere soon - forecasters predict it will stay until Sunday.

  2. President-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference since his electoral win yesterday to address the speculation over reports of a dossier containing damaging information about him. Brushed them off as "nonsense" and "fake news", he questioned whether US intelligence officials were responsible for the leak and warned that it would be a "tremendous blot" on their record if that were the case.

  3. Meanwhile, former MI6 officer Christopher Steele has been unmasked as the man behind the allegations about Donald Trump. The 52 year old fled from his Surrey home yesterday morning and is said to be terrified of facing a dangerous backlash from Moscow over the leak.

  4. Several of the country's biggest retailers publish their Christmas trading results today, revealing the state of British retail and an indication of what we might see in the field over the coming year.

  5. And finally, the legendary Dallas icon Linda Gray will be exclusively live on Good Morning Britain this morning to talk about her recent success as Tabitha Maxwell-Brown in Hollyoaks, as she returns to film heartbreaking scenes in the Liverpool-based soap.

Children and teens having 160 operations a day because of rotting teeth

New figures show there were more than 40,000 hospital operations to remove rotting teeth in children and teenagers last year - the equivalent of more than 160 a day.

As a result, council leaders are calling for radical action on sugar, with the Local Government Association, which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, saying that excessive consumption of sugary food and drink and poor oral hygiene is likely to be a major cause behind the high number of cases.

This morning we were joined by Dr Milad Shadrooh AKA Singing Dentist who gave us a few tips for preventing tooth decay.

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Should overweight airline passengers be charged more?

Almost two out of five UK travellers believe airlines should take passengers' weight into account when setting luggage allowances, a survey has found.

Some 18 per cent even admit to feeling "angry" that heavier people are entitled to an equal amount of baggage as themselves, according to the poll of 2,000 UK adults who have travelled by plane.

We invited journalist Peter Lloyd on to the show to explain why he agrees that heavier passengers should pay for their extra weight - with his views opposed by Big Girl author Kelsey Miller.

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Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. After eight years in office, US President Barack Obama delivered an emotional farewell speech in Chicago last night, in which he thanked Americans for "making him a better man". He also told them the work of democracy has "always been hard, contentious and sometimes bloody".

  2. Meanwhile, President-elect Donald Trump has called US intelligence reports claiming the Russians may have highly compromising material on him a "total political witch-hunt". The dossier, which is apparently being investigated by the FBI, is unsubstantiated but if real could contain embarrassing personal information about him.

  3. A 15-year-old girl has been charged with murder after a seven year old was found seriously injured on a playing field and later died. The death of the youngster, named by police as Katie Rough, caused shock in a quiet suburb of York following the incident on Monday evening.

  4. The father of Claudia Lawrence is campaigning with her MP to give families greater control over the affairs of missing people. MP Kevin Hollinrake wants to introduce The Guardianship (Missing Persons) Bill to help relatives and friends manage the affairs of those who have gone missing.

  5. Almost two out of five UK travellers believe airlines should take passengers' weight into account when setting luggage allowances, a survey has found. Some 18 percent even admit to feeling "angry" that heavier people are entitled to an equal amount of baggage as themselves, according to the poll of 2,000 UK adults who have travelled by plane.

Donald Trump takes on Hollywood

Yesterday President-elect Donald Trump hit back at Meryl Streep, who made the Republican a big topic of her speech when accepting a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.

Without mentioning the next President by name, Streep called out the Republican's performance on the campaign trail in which he flailed his arms and appeared to mock a disabled New York Times reporter. In response Trump sent a series of tweets on Monday morning calling Streep "one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood" and a "Hillary flunky who lost big".

US commentators John Fugelsang and Ben Ferguson joined us live from the US to discuss the fall out of Streep's speech, and Trump's growing divide from the Hollywood elite.

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Jeremy Corbyn: Trump comparisons are 'bizarre'

I want to be in Government so that we don't become a country that's one of the most unequal

– Jeremy Corbyn on his desire to lead the country

This morning Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told Good Morning Britain he’s willing, ready and capable of winning a General Election, in his first interview with us since he became Labour leader.

It was rumoured he was about to "do a Trump" with a new strategy to use voters' dissatisfaction with politics and politicians to reverse his party's current 13-point deficit in the polls behind the Tories. However, speaking to Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan, Corbyn rejected claims that he was trying to "reboot" his image claiming the comparison to Donald Trump was "more than slightly bizarre".