The parents of a teacher who's become one of the youngest people to die from dementia say more needs to be done to raise awareness of the disease.
Gareth Wilmot, from Goldthorpe, near Barnsley, was just 40-years-old.
When he was diagnosed five years ago, his parents say they didn't believe it could affect someone so young.
Today they praised ITV's Emmerdale for raising awareness of dementia with a storyline about the devastating impact on individuals and families.
David Hirst reports:
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Emmerdale has won Best Serial Drama at National Television Awards.
The soap, which is filmed in West Yorkshire, beat off competition from Coronation Street, Eastenders and Hollyoaks in the battle for the award.
Earlier in the night, Danny Miller who plays Aaron Dingle, and Natalie Robb who plays Moira Dingle, both missed out on individual gongs for Best Serial Drama Performance.
Grace Melody-Gardner reports:
Viewers were given an insight through the eyes of dementia patient Ashley Thomas.Read the full story ›
Emmerdale is to screen a special episode set to air this December, which will give the audience an insight into living with dementia.Read the full story ›
Emmerdale actor Mike Parr has completed a trek to Everest base camp in aid of the Steve Prescott foundation - a charity set up by the former Hull FC and Wakefield Rugby League player.
Mike, who plays Ross Barton in the hit ITV soap, joined a group of climbers to scale nineteen thousand feet up the world's highest mountain.
- Click below to watch extracts from his video diary: