The charity Alzheimer's Research UK says it's more important than ever to find a cure, as there are more than 34,000 people living with the condition in the North East. That figure, say experts, is rising:
Pat Boyes looked after her husband, the former MP Roland Boyes, while he suffered from dementia before his death. She says life as his carer was often difficult:
Pat is backing a new campaign by Alzheimer's Research UK to raise awareness and further research to find a cure.