TV star opens pioneering dementia centre

Kevin Whately has unveiled a new care centre in Newcastle for people with the condition.

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"Having Alzheimer's is like being drunk"

People with dementia who use a newly-refurbished centre have described it as a lifeline. The building in Newcastle, run by the charity Dementia Care, offers short stays for people whose carers need a break and day care activities.

Marilyn Cooper, who goes to the day club twice a week, says the centre has made a big difference to her life.

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