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Widow calls for more support for people affected by dementia after husband’s five year battle with Alzheimer’s

Wendy Daniel lost her husband to Alzheimer’s aged 68. Picture: Ian Burt

Monday, May 19, 2014
6:30 AM

A widow has called for more support for dementia patients and their families after being the sole carer of her husband during his five year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Wendy Daniel lost her husband to Alzheimer’s aged 68. Picture: Ian Burt

Wendy Daniel, of Cranworth, near Dereham, lost her husband, Bill, to dementia last year.

However, she said the man she knew had died four years before his death after the disease robbed his ability to talk, eat and perform every day functions.

Firefighters offer safety advice to the deaf

 National Deaf Awareness Week (May 19-25)

West Sussex Firefighters will be helping deaf residents during National Deaf Awareness Week (May 19-25) to ensure they have appropriate smoke alarms in their homes.

To find out more contact the Community Fire Safety team on 01243 642879.


Acklam mum backing new film tackling hate crimes against disabled people

Acklam mum backs the campaign, after helping her daughter Katy, who has Down’s Syndrome, through bullying

Kay Demoily & disabled daughter Katy

A mum whose disabled daughter was the victim of bullying has backed a new film launched to encourage people to report hate crimes.

Cleveland’s Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger launched the 15-minute film as a training tool to show the true impact of crimes against disabled people, which aims to address the levels of under-reporting across Teesside.