ITV Political Correspondent Emma Hutchinson has been talking to Norman Lamb, the Care Services Minister. She asked him whether dementia just needed extra resources.
VIDEO: Around 26,000 people have been diagnosed with the condition in the South East. But it's still estimated that 40,000 people in our region are not aware that they may have a type of dementia. Fred and Sangeeta link to Tom Savvides.
The number of people suffering with dementia is rising. Today the Alzheimer's Society called on the NHS to do more to detect and treat the condition.