Too many people with dementia in our region are living lonely and depressing lives according to a new survey by the Alzheimer's Society. It says dementia sufferers often find their friends desert them, and they become isolated and anxious
Others have to rely on family and neighbours for support, as Malcolm Shaw's been finding out. He spoke to Willem Van Der Valk, who has dementia and his wife Christine, neighbour Julie Shenton, and Linda Barnes from the Alzheimer's Society.
Scientists in Windlesham, Surrey are developing new drugs which could halt or even prevent Alzheimer's Disease. The research is taking place at the laboratories of pharmaceutical company Lilly. Their chief scientific officer Michael Hutton talks to Tom Savvides.