Page last updated at 09:45 GMT, Thursday, 23 September 2010 10:45 UK
Sheila Fairall and family
"It is role reversal, Nan used to look after us, and now it is the other way around"
Question Mark
Experts set out the measures you can take to make the onset of dementia less likely
Dementia costs the UK twice as much as cancer
Indian village may hold key to beating dementia
What dementia is and how it is diagnosed

A progressive decline in brain functions such as memory, understanding and thinking. More in our Q&A
Dementia 2010 report report estimates 821, 884 people in the UK live with dementia, costing the economy £23 billion a year.
There are 600,000 unpaid dementia carers in the UK. Alzheimer's society has advice on what to expect if you or someone you know has the condition.
Currently there is no cure. The Alzheimer's Research Trust is investigating ways to prevent and treat the condition.


BBC Comedy


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific