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BBC Radio Broadcast: a rare insight into Dementia

BBC Radio 4 has launched a new five-part series that delves into the complexities of dementia and the various forms it can take. The podcast, titled “Dementia: Unexpected Stories of the Mind”, aims to raise awareness about the condition and takes a deeper look into rare dementias

Dementia is a progressive condition that affects memory, thinking, and communication. It can have a significant impact on a person’s daily life and their ability to carry out everyday tasks. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 50 million people worldwide have dementia, and this number is expected to triple by 2050.

The “Dementia: Unexpected Stories of the Mind” podcast features interviews with people living with dementia, caregivers, and neurologist Jules Montague. Each episode explores different types of the condition, from Huntington’s to Lewy Bodies.

The podcast is presented by BBC journalist William Miller, who has personal experience of dementia as his father was diagnosed with the Alzheimer’s in 2017, and sadly passed away in 2019. William brings a compassionate and informative perspective to the podcast, which is both engaging and informative.

Listeners will also hear from people living with dementia, including Jo, who was diagnosed with semantic dementia in her ealy 50s. Jo shares her experiences of living with the condition and how it has affected her life and relationships.

The “Dementia: Unexpected Stories of the Mind” podcast is a valuable resource for anyone affected by dementia or interested in learning more about the condition. It provides practical advice, support, and hope for the future. The podcast is available on the BBC Sounds app or on the BBC Radio website here:

Don’t miss out on this informative and thought-provoking series.

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