Imagine no longer recognising the world around you? Those closest to you become strangers and people claim to know and be your friend but you have no idea who they are. Imagine how terrifying and lonely that must be. Imagine how heart breaking that must be for family and friends who care so much.

I have seen first hand the impact that dementia can have. It is the UKs biggest killer yet attracts a tiny amount of funding compared to other diseases. These charities need our help more than ever.

Sam Whitfield