Ruth Jones and Margaret Peet
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Actress Ruth Jones says dementia scheme will tackle stigma

A new programme which aims to change the way people think, talk and act about dementia has been launched in Wales.

The Dementia Friends programme teaches people to recognise the signs of the illness and how to help those with it.

Gavin and Stacey star Ruth Jones, whose mother-in-law Margaret Peet had dementia, said it would help tackle the stigma often associated with it.

There are over 45,500 people estimated to be living with dementia in Wales.

Nelli Bird reports.

Dementia sessions to tackle stigma

  • 20 Feb 2014
  • From the section Wales
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