The Alzheimer's society quote that dementia is like "a series of losses and adjusting to them is challenging".
Dealing with the consequences of dementia can be difficult for both the person diagnosed and also their close family and friends. The effects of dementia can include memory loss and problems with thinking about everyday things which in turn can cause a feeling of vunerability, loss of independence and an inability to deal with day to day activities.
Learning more about the disease helps individuals understand these effects and how to deal with them.
The Wills, Trusts and Probate Team are trained Dementia Friends. This training provides an understanding of the disease and assists when advising those diagnosed and their family and friends of the legal issues surrounding dementia.
Sir Jackie Stewart has told BBC Radio 5 live that treating his wife’s dementia is 'the biggest challenge of his life'. Lady Helen, 75, was diagnosed with the disease two years ago. Her husband is now launching a charity called Race Against Dementia to put right what he sees as a grave lack of research funding. The former three-times Formula One world champion spoke to 5 live Daily's Adrian Chiles about how his racing career was easy compared to tackling dementia. "It's the biggest thing I've taken on, that's for sure. When I was a racing driver, God gave me a gift to drive cars. That was easy compared to what I'm challenged to here."