Another eighteen hundred people have been diagnosed with dementia in our region in the last year, according to figures out today - but charities warn that there are more than sixteen thousand people here who do not know they have it.
Ron Shuttleworth discovered that he had Alzheimers four years ago and the early diagnosis has helped him and his wife keep his condition in check.
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