A carer's work is invaluable

Today we focus on the hugely important role of carers when it comes to helping families with relatives living with dementia.

We'll hear from the parents of a 38-year-old man who was diagnosed with fronto-temporal dementia in 2013 and is now living in a care home.

Dr Hilary is also live from a drop-in Alzheimer's centre in Wakefield where he'll meet the staff and take viewer questions.

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Ask Dr Hilary a question about Alzheimer's

Soon Dr Hilary Jones will be talking to Lorraine about Alzheimer's disease - and we want to hear any questions you have for him. Maybe you have a relative who has Alzheimer's and need some advice or would just like to know more about how to live with it.

Please send your questions to us at lorraine@itv.com by midnight on 6th December and we may contact you.

You must be 18 or over and have read our terms and conditions.

How singing can help Alzheimer's patients

As Text Santa draws ever closer we take a look at a condition which relies on help from the annual charity appeal. We meet Karen Wolveridge, a previous Lorraine's Woman of the Year winner, who runs a choir and she tells us how the simple act of singing can help those suffering with Alzheimer's.

Karen and the Forget-Me-Not Chorus choir have recorded a CD which features a specially written song based on the choir members' experiences of living with dementia.

Find out more or email the choir for more information

Join Lorraine's virtual choir now!

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Why we're focusing on Alzheimer's

As part of his live 24-hour TV marathon, Philip Schofield's with us all morning and it's all in aid of raising money for ITV's fund-raising event Text Santa.

This year, six charities will benefit from your generosity - Teenage Cancer Trust, Guide Dogs, WellChild, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Together for Short Lives and Alzheimer's Society

Our focus is the Alzheimer's society, and dementia and over the next few weeks we'll be meeting some the people affected by the condition.

Alzheimer's patient Mary talks about being cared for by her daughter

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