A woman has been speaking of the rapid decline of her bubbly ski-instructor sister who's been struck down by dementia in one of the youngest cases doctors have ever seen.
Becky Barletta from Hundon near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk was diagnosed a year ago at the age of just 31.
Now she's been given just 10 years to live and is receiving around the clock care.
- Video report by ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray
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A Cambridge charity is at the forefront of the search to find a cure for dementia after pledging to spend 100 million pounds on research.
Alzheimer's Research UK today launched its Defeat Dementia campaign which aims to speed up the process of finding new treatments and preventions.
It came as the Prime Minister told a G8 summit a "big, bold, global push" was needed to beat the disease. Claire McGlasson reports.
In the UK alone there are more than 800,000 people with dementia and that's just the ones we know about.
By 2021 is estimated that number will go up to over a million so there'll be a growing need for specialist facilities.
The broadcaster Angela Rippon, an ambassador to the Alzheimer's Society, helped the cause by opening a new care home in Essex.
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A doctor from the University of East Anglia in Norwich is warning plans to screen all elderly patients for dementia will be a disaster.
Dr Chris Fox says the money would be better spent on research and looking for a cure to help families living with the disease. Kate Prout reports
It's thought as many as 50,000 people may be living with dementia in the East - but haven't been diagnosed.
The statistics obtained by the Alzheimer's Society found doctors in some areas are spotting only a third of cases.
It means patients are missing out on the vital support they need.
Figures released today have revealed thirty thousand people in East Anglia are living with dementia - an increase of two thousand on last year.
It's thought as many as fifty thousand people may have the condition - but haven't been diagnosed. People who are worried about their memory should conact the Alzheimer's Society.