Changing attitudes on dementia

We are halfway through Mental Health Awareness Week and today's topic has been dementia.

Around 800,000 people are diagnosed with dementia in the UK. It's a condition which affects the brain, making it harder to remember things or think as clearly as before.

It was thought that dementia was just part of the ageing process, but attitudes are now changing.

In the latest of our special reports this week, Lori Carnochan looks at how families deal with the diagnosis, and why seeking legal advice is just as important as medical advice.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

This week marks Mental Health Awareness week and ITV Border will be running a series of stories about people living in the region who have experienced mental health issues.