Dementia has been described by experts as a "ticking time bomb" affecting thousands of people in our region.
But now a new research centre that aims to improve the detection and prevention of the disease has opened at the University of Reading.
The centre will run clinical trials in the hope of finding new treatments, as Mel Bloor reports.
Interviewees: Dr Laurie Butler - Head of the University of Reading's School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, Les Eggleton whose wife suffers from Dementia and Dr Paul Loughlin, Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age.
It's being described as the biggest blow to retail since the collapse of Woolworths. Tonight hundreds of people from our region who work for the electrical chain Comet are waiting to hear their fate - after the company announced it's the latest high street firm to go into administration.
The news comes on the day that thousands of youngsters attended a jobs fair at Reading University, trying to get a foot in the door with local firms. But as Kate Bunkall reports - there is a lot of competition.
Around 2,000 students are expected at the University of Reading job fair today. One hundred firms will be offering opportunities to undergraduates including companies in the biopharmacy and bluechip industries.