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Norwich City legend Duncan Forbes took pride in being able to memorise the results of every English football league match after viewing them just the once on a Saturday afternoon.
Adam Gretton Thursday, October 17, 2013
However, his wife knew there was something seriously wrong when the former player and chief scout could not remember that his beloved team had played two days earlier on a Monday morning six years ago.
Sir Terry Pratchett pleads for the government to invest more money in Alzheimer’s research, on a new dementia blog
Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance launch event in Norwich. Willie Cruickshank of Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance.
Adam Gretton Health correspondent Thursday, October 10, 2013
A network of dementia education hubs are set to be created across Norfolk and Suffolk to help improve awareness and support for the condition, which affects one in four people over the age of 65.
The director of Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance yesterday said the organisation was looking to invest £200,000 in helping to establish around 30 community dementia learning hubs across the two counties to give more support to patients and their carers.
Willie Cruickshank told a Norfolk Older Peoples’ Forum meeting that the organisation was working with other charities such as Age UK, the Alzheimer’s Society and Sue Ryder Care to help establish the hubs within a 15 mile radius of each other to raise awareness of dementia. He added that the hubs would aim to build on places that already had dementia cafes and had become or were becoming dementia friendly communities such as Wymondham, Swaffham and Wells.