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On Thursday 26th February 2015 we gave our Twitter feed to four people, each living with dementia, so they could tell you about their daily fears, hopes and challenges, in their own words.

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Four people, four voices

There are 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia. There is no known cure, but early diagnosis can mean the difference between simply living with the condition and being able to live well as an active member of the community. Below, four people talk about their own lives, in their own words.



Jo:
Fighting for a normal life

Read Jo's story

Tommy:
Changing relationships

Read Tommy's story

Anne:
Breaking through the fear

Read Anne's story

Phill:
Life after diagnosis

Read Phill's story

Comic Relief funds an organisation called On Our Radar, to work with five of the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP) groups around the country.

Using specially adapted handsets, a communications channel has been created to enable people at the early stages of dementia to voice record details about the impact of the condition in their own words. Through this, participants are being given a unique opportunity to share their personal experiences in their own words, in order to increase public understanding about dementia, tackle stigma and improve support services.

For more stories like these, visit dementia.onourradar.org

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Improving life for people with dementia and their carers is very important to us and just one of the many issues we fund in the UK, together with our work in Africa. To join in this Red Nose Day, download a free fundraising kit.

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