Rare dementias – personal stories

A new BBC Radio 4 series is exploring the personal stories of people living with rare forms of dementia, including frontotemporal dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies.  In the five-part series, Dementia: Unexpected Stories of the Mind, which starts on Monday April 10 and airs at 1.45pm every day next week, neurologist Dr Jules Montague and writer and broadcaster William Miller visit people with rare dementias in their own homes.  Miller previously made a programme about his own father, the theatre director Dr Jonathan Miller, who died with Alzheimer’s in 2019.  Among those taking part in the new series are a man who hallucinates cats and rabbits in his living room, a novelist who is losing her words, and a former teacher who cannot see things in front of her.