NHS boss pledges to become 'a dementia friend'

Sir David Nicholson wrote on a wall to promise to training to become 'a dementia friend'
Sir David Nicholson wrote on a wall to promise to training to become 'a dementia friend' Credit: ITV News/ Darren Burn

Sir David Nicholson has signed a wall at an NHS conference to "pledge to become a dementia friend," someone who is trained to help spot the early signs of the disease.

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