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We hear a lot about the growing problem of dementia in the media but what is it really like to live with the condition?

We have been talking to people who have it and the people who support them.

 

'I don't recognise things sometimes and that can be very disorientating'

'I don't recognise things sometimes and that can be very disorientating'

Pippa Stanley from Woking was diagnosed with dementia after a car crash. She describes what it is like living with the condition.

'Sometimes I feel anger and sometimes I feel resentful, but then that makes me feel guilty'

'Sometimes I feel anger and sometimes I feel resentful, but then that makes me feel guilty'

Rob Stanley cares for Pippa, his wife, and says it can often be a roller coaster of emotions caring for someone you love.

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