LIFESTYLE
01/10/2015 13:00 BST | Updated 01/10/2015 13:59 BST

Daughter's New Music Video Shows Heartbreaking Reality Of Loving Someone With Dementia

If you've witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of dementia on a family member or friend, then Daughter's new music video will resonate deeply.

The heartbreaking video tells the story of a woman with dementia and the family that love her dearly. It accompanies the song 'Doing The Right Thing'.

At the start of the emotional clip, a man goes to fetch his elderly wife's dress from the dry cleaners. He then sits on a bench and sobs before returning home.

Meanwhile the woman's son is sat at home with her, but she looks straight past him to the blurry television.

The video depicts a reality that many of us know all too well. But it's opening conversations and, more importantly, it's letting those affected by dementia know that they're not alone.

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The video explores what it's like to love a person with dementia

There are currently 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, two thirds of which are women. This figure is estimated to reach one million by 2025.

The most common symptoms include memory problems, mood changes and communication problems.

According to the Alzheimer's Society, caring for a person with dementia can be difficult as your relationship will change over time.

"You may experience feelings of grief and bereavement as the illness progresses, not just in the period after the person's death," reads the website.

"There are so many changes that occur along the way when caring for someone with dementia that it can be difficult for carers to deal with their feelings. Other family members, especially children, may also be affected."

But you aren't alone. If you want to find out about getting practical help to care for someone with dementia or just talk to someone who understands, you can call the National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122.

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