The number of people living with dementia is on the rise.
That is why a new community focused response has been launched by Andover Mind and Hampshire County Council.
The concept of a community focused response is so the wider community can develop a better understanding of the condition, so that people who have dementia can live independently.
Around 100 people representing Hampshire businesses attended the launch of the Hampshire Dementia Action Alliance.
Other shops, leisure companies, transport providers, health and social care organisations and charities are also being asked to sign up to the Alliance and pledge their commitment to creating Dementia Friendly Communities.
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