Our series explores the different variants of dementia from both a scientific and carers viewpoint. Professor Michael Hornberger explains in layman terms, what's happening in the brain to help our understanding of the disease. Fascinating and awful in equal measure.
We also hear from carers looking after loved ones with the disease, as they explain how they first noticed the symptoms and how they cope as the disease progresses. Painful, deeply emotional stories, told here with the sole purpose of helping others who find themselves in a similar situation.
The overriding message being you are not alone and there is help and support available if you know where to look and who to ask.