Here's how TV repeats can help patients with dementia reports that for almost a year, the BBC has successfully run a service with the core aim to help people suffering from dementia – and it’s now launching enhancements to the service.

BBC RemArc – the BBC Reminiscence Archive – is expertly designed to trigger long term memories in people with the degenerative condition by playing them archive footage.

With the help of experts from Dundee University and the University of St Andrews and support from the Alzheimer’s Society the channel has had 17,000 users since its launch in May 2016, and found 73% of survey respondents from that number said they felt the desired effect.