"It’s a physical disease and therefore can be tackled… An average orange weighs 140g, which is the same size of the brain matter which is lost through dementia. That can be through your memories, all sorts of things just stop making sense."
He’s one of television's most familiar faces. But off-screen, actor Stephen Tompkinson's life has been far from easy.
Losing his father to Alzheimer's in 2015, the Wild At Heart star has seen first-hand the devastating effects the disease can have on loved ones.
In a bid to raise awareness, Stephen opens up about his dad’s death for the first time.