A man who started showing signs of dementia in his fifties is taking part in research to help scientists diagnose people more quickly.Read the full story ›
The biggest increase is in Surrey Heath, where cases have risen by 129%.Read the full story ›
It's a terrible disease which affects hundreds of thousands of people, but many younger people also suffer symptoms of dementia.Read the full story ›
The Alzheimer's Society has found that people with dementia are being ignored and neglected with not enough support available to them.Read the full story ›
Those over 60 are being encouraged to get down to their sports centres to keep fitRead the full story ›
The wife of a missing man, feared dead, is raising awareness of the heartbreaking symptoms of Dementia with Lewy Bodies.Read the full story ›
Christchurch in Dorset and Worthing in West Sussex have been named dementia hotspots by Alzheimer's Research UK.Read the full story ›
He was a leading judge who had devoted his professional life to the family courts. But when Sir Nicholas Wall was diagnosed with dementia, he feared for the future. Today, an inquest heard how he 71-year old took his own life at the nursing home in Sevenoaks where he had been staying, once his health declined. He had left letters to his wife, saying he had lost the will to live. Tom Savvides reports from the Coroner's Court in Maidstone. His report contains footage from Gresham College.
With an ageing population, many families in our region are experiencing what it's like to have a loved one - with dementia. And that's why, this evening, ITV's Emmerdale has a special episode. Viewers have watched the gradual demise of Ashley Thomas for several weeks and, tonight, the story shows how difficult life can be for the person living with the condition.
The interviewees are Iain MacLeod, Series producer; Charlotte Bellamy, who plays 'Laurel Potts'; and John Middleton, who plays Ashley Thomas.
There are more than 800,000 people in the UK living with dementia and that number is expected to rise. Now, families, charities and businesses in Kent are being recognised for the help and support they offer to those who have the condition. An awards ceremony, hosted by former newsreader Angela Rippon, has been taking place in Sittingbourne. Tom Savvides has been to meet one family who've been shortlisted.