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Dementia sufferer Tom Coppins on 'frustrating condition'

11 December 2013 Last updated at 08:11 GMT

G8 leaders are meeting to discuss how to tackle the growing problem of dementia, as the number of cases globally is expected to treble by 2050.

Tom Coppins had been a truck driver and owner of a haulage business for 30 years when he was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 57. There is little available treatment for his condition, and no cure.

Graham Satchell reports.

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