Health Secretary: Britain must 'raise our game' on dementia

The Health Secretary has said Britain must "raise our game" on dementia. A leading French neurologist told ITV News the UK needs hundreds more specialists in order to catch up with France in terms of early diagnosis of the disease.

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Son: 'Dementia stripped my mother of her character'

A dementia sufferer's son said the disease "strips someone of their character", as Jeremy Hunt called on Britain to "raise our game" on the illness.

Pauline Murray-White's son has filmed his mother's battle with the illness.

Pauline Murray-White's son filmed his mother's battle with the illness since she was first diagnosed in 2007 and captured the moment she struggled to recognise a picture of her late partner.

James Murray-White said the relationships of sufferers "eventually shatter."

He added: "Dementia just strips someone of their character, their personality, who they and what they knew."

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