Dementia: Peter and Sheila's story - diagnosis, relationships, support (subtitled)





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Uploaded on Sep 20, 2011

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Articulate actor Peter first noticed something was wrong when he had trouble remembering his lines. Here Peter's wife Sheila discusses her husband's dementia diagnosis, and the huge impact this had on their relationship.

Their dementia support worker Karen talks about the support she was able to provide to help Peter and Sheila live better with dementia. Peter now lives comfortably in a care home.

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