By 2050, millions of people in the UK are expected to be living with dementia, so how can we ensure those with the condition lead a better quality of life?

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As the UK population ages, increasing numbers are living with dementia. Some 800,000 people are already affected – and that number is set to rise to 1 million by 2021 and to 1.7 million by 2051. Almost half of us have a relative or close friend with the condition, and one in three of us will develop it ourselves in the future.Dementia takes a heavy toll, both on those affected and on their families and carers. And there are huge financial implications too: last year dementia is estimated to have cost the UK more than £23bn. Read full article…

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