This week's File on 4 on BBC Radio 4 offered fascinating insights into the diagnosis and treatment of dementia.
The program highlights the difficulties families face in getting a correct diagnosis, but also the impact the disease can have on a day to day level.
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Dementia is the most feared disease amongst the over-50s. It is estimated that around 620,000 people in England suffer from it. But what is ‘dementia’, and what does the latest research reveal? File on 4 has the facts…