It's Alzheimer's awareness month so Chris Lynch had Dr Matthew Croucher, an expert in dementia working at the Canterbury District Health Board, in studio for a question and answer session about dementia.
Listen to the full interview for Dr Croucher's answers to the following questions:
What should I do if I’m worried that someone’s memory and brain power may be failing?
What’s the difference between normal ageing / senior moments and a dementia illness?
Are there other causes of memory and brain power going downhill besides a dementia illness?
How would I go about getting it checked out?
If it turns out to be a dementia illness, what’s the point in knowing anyway?