It steals precious memories and clarity of mind but now there's some hope for dementia sufferers and their families.
There's a new approach to dementia care that focuses on treating the individual rather than the disease.
It makes nursing homes less institutional and gives residents meaningful tasks.
Dementia Foundation: www.dementiafoundation.org.au
Alzheimer's Australia: www.fightdementia.org.au
Bupa Aged Care: www.bupaagedcare.com.au
Spark of Life: www.dementiacareaustralia.com.