Tom Coppins
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One man's 'frustration' with dementia

Tom Coppins had to sell his haulage business when he was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 57. He and his family speak about the challenges they face.

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.

  • 11 Dec
  • From the section Health