Norway pioneers dementia community scheme
10 December 2013 Last updated at 11:09 GMT
Health ministers from the G8 nations are to meet in London this week to discuss the urgent challenge posed by dementia.
In Norway, a scheme known as 'Green Care' is becoming increasingly popular as it allows sufferers to remain in the community for longer.
Jenny Hill has been to Oslo to meet one man who has been spending three days a week on a farm as part of his treatment.