New Dementia Assessment Centre opens in Carlisle

Hundreds of thousands of people in the UK are living with dementia and the proportion of those in Cumbria is higher than elsewhere.

Full report: New Dementia Assessment Centre opens in Carlisle

More than 800,000 people are registered across the UK as suffering from dementia. That figure is expected to double over the next 25 years.

In Carlisle this week, a new Assessment Centre has opened, with every aspect of its design tailored to reassure patients who have memory problems.

The aim is to provide the best setting for treatment and challenge the fears that stigmatise the condition.

Tim Backshall reports.

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