John who has dementia and that's one of his words of wisdom to anyone wanting to help a family or friend with dementia.
Dementia is progressive. The symptoms get worse over time. There is no cure - yet. It can be quite terrifying. But people with dementia are still people.
That's the message from last week's Dementia Awareness Week.
Volunteering is a great way to help people with dementia. Roles range from running support groups, being a Dementia Adviser to befriending and administration. There are lcoal groups across the country. You can apply to volunteer with the Alzheimer's Society online.