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'Dementia friendly' Midlands

A group of East Midlands organisations are to become 'dementia friendly' including the Fire and Rescue service in Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire

'Dementia friendly' Fire and Rescue Services

Communities across the East Midlands are aiming to become more 'dementia friendly'.

The Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Services are among the organisations taking measures to become 'dementia friendly' as part of a new drive to make life better for people living with the condition.

Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Services are to become 'dementia friendly' Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Plans include training staff about dementia and installing water-mist sprinkler-systems in the homes of people with the condition to decrease the risk of fire caused by household appliances.

The Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue service has already credited its 'dementia friendly' water-mist system with saving the life of one man on two separate occasions.

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