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Dad’s Army, Vera Lynn, Pears soap and Bisto help tackle dementia

Reruns of Dad’s Army, Vera Lynn songs, Pears soap and old-style Bisto posters could be the secret to tackling dementia. With National Dementia Awareness Week* starting yesterday (20 May), they feature among top tips on decorating family homes in a way that reassures loved ones by helping them connect with the past. Surrey County Council … Continue reading

Dementia centre opens as part of new Surrey day care plans

A new day care centre has been launched as part of plans to help people with dementia live longer in their own homes. Surrey County Council, Runnymede Borough Council and the Alzheimer’s Society joined forces to open The Orchard to support up to 20 people with the illness a day. It comes after the council … Continue reading

Surrey deploys dementia advisers

A small army of dementia advisers have been deployed in Surrey to help people with the illness live independently in their own homes. Specialist advisers* are visiting individuals, their carers and families to act as a guide and help them navigate the system to get help or access local services. They provide information and advice … Continue reading

Network of dementia centres to be launched

A new service to help dementia sufferers is being launched after councils, the NHS and voluntary groups joined forces. People with the illness and carers will benefit from a network of wellbeing centres in what is believed to be the first scheme of its kind in the country. Many are not aware of the services … Continue reading


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