Opening up about dementia

Although there are 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK, 52 per cent of them are yet to receive a diagnosis, a new survey published today reveals. It also says that 73 per cent of people said it was a difficult subject to talk about.

Almost a third said that they were keeping concerns about dementia relating to either themselves, a friend or relative bottled up.

Ruth Langsford joins Lorraine on the sofa to talk about her father, who lived with dementia and we also take a look at a day in the life of Derek Wilson and his wife Yvonne. Derek was diagnosed with Alzheimer's three years ago at the age of 75,

Fiona Phillips talks about having both parents suffer with dementia

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Skin cancer is on the rise

If you have pale skin, you're more likely to burn.

– Dr Hilary Jones

With the weather warming up and a heatwave just around the corner, it's essential that we all protect ourselves, skin cancer rates have soared, with 100,000 new cases.

We speak to Kim Chilvers and Dr Hilary Jones, and we take a look at the big names who are raising awareness for the cause.

The British Association of Dermatologists provide free information about skin cancer, the signs to look for and how to protect yourself. You can visit their website here.

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Eight million experiencing hair loss like Shobna

I couldn't go to the doctor because I didn't think I was ill, and that was a huge vanity thing.

– Shobna Gulati on her hair loss

This week, Anthea Turner revealed how her hair fell out due to the stress of her marriage breakdown - and she's not alone. Up to eight million women in the UK will experience hairloss at some point in their lives.

We're joined by Dr Sarah Jarvis and former Corrie star Shobna Gulati who noticed her hair was thinning as she went through the menopause.

Shobna is taking positive steps towards improving the condition of her hair and told us she is taking Viviscalsupplements, which promote healthy hair growth.

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Michelle's meningitis ordeal

Mother's instinct always knows best... I knew something wasn't right.

– Michelle Heaton

Friend of the show Michelle Heaton joins us in her first television interview since her son Aaron Jay contracted viral meningitis.

She's joined by Dr Ellie Cannon who talks about how to spot the signs of the virus and how to deal with it.

Get Dr Hilary's tips for spotting the signs and symptoms of meningitis

Find out more about the charity behind viral meningitis week

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A sisterly bond like no other

Six-year-old Milly Smith can now play outside - after her big sister Kacey, eight, saved her with a bone marrow transplant.

Milly had previously lived her life in a bubble, after a disease which affects one in eight million left her with virtually no immune system, but she is now able to lead a more normal life thanks to her sister.

We're joined by the two girls and their proud mum Theresa.

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