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.
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