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North West team try to unlock secret of dementia

A team from the North West undertaking one of the worlds largest studies to try and unlock the secret of what causes dementia.

A hundred thousand people will be part of a detailed project over the next five years capturing images of their brains.

800,000 people in the UK are currently living with the condition.

Our correspondent Matt O'Donoghue has more:


Health minister: Salford is spearheading dementia care

Health minister Norman Lamb visited Salford to hear how the city is leading the way in dementia care and research.

He visited the Humphrey Booth Resource Centre helps people with dementia to live well by putting on activities including cooking, arts and crafts, and reminiscence sessions using objects from yesteryear.

Facilities include gardens with safe flooring and seating areas, assisted exercise machines and a telecare room with gadgets to help people with dementia live more independently.

Dementia sufferer jailed for killing wife

Chester Crown Court Credit: PA

An elderly dementia sufferer from Cheshire who admitted beating his 82-year-old wife to death with a walking stick in row over the central heating has been jailed for five years.

Douglas Bailey, 79, attacked his wife Hazel at their home in Winsford in September 2012.

He had pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility at Chester Crown Court.


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