NHS Staff put themselves in the shoes of their patients

The body suit which allows individuals to learn about living with dementia Credit: ITV Border

More and more people are being treated for dementia every year in the UK, but there is still so much to learn about the effect the condition has on people's lives.

Experienced nurses and staff at NHS Dumfries and Galloway put themselves in the shoes of their patients yesterday at a drop-in event so they could feel first-hand how a person with dementia copes with everyday life.

The event was run in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland and where health professionals hope the message can be spread to health boards across the country.

Over the next decade, it's expected there'll be an increase of 20% of elderly people living with dementia.