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Woman was diagnosed with dementia on 55th birthday

15 July 2014 Last updated at 15:45 BST

A woman with dementia has spoken about how she was diagnosed with the condition on her 55th birthday.

Joy Watson, from Salford, was wished a happy birthday by the nurse before being told she had Alzheimer's.

Mrs Watson told BBC Radio 5 live's Shelagh Fogarty that because of her age, she chooses to wear a badge highlighting her condition as people are otherwise "very impatient".