Published Mon, 2012-02-13 14:14; updated 3 years ago.

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A year 8 class in a Birmingham secondary school are asked to discuss their understanding of dementia.

Students engage in a group-based activity to discuss key issues such as what they understood the condition to be and what the effects on the life of sufferers would be.

Most students recognise a primary symptom to be memory loss but don’t realise that it also caused deterioration in more mental abilities.

Many students do not have any direct experience of the disease.

One girl, whose grandmother was affected, says: "She’d remember things she’d done in the 1940s but couldn’t remember what she’d done an hour ago."

Due for review February 2013