Dementia Care Home

A new £6 million residential home for people with dementia has opened in Plymouth.

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Plymouth youngsters to learn about dementia

Angela Rippon opened Plymouth's new dementia care home on Friday. Credit: ITV Westcountry

Fresh from opening a residential home for people with dementia in Plymouth, television presenter Angela Rippon is back in her home city today to help children learn more about the condition.

The youngsters will be taught how to spot the signs and the impact it can have on their family.

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Plymouth is "leading the way to raise the standards of dementia"

“Dementia is a time bomb ticking away. One in three people are affected by dementia either directly, with a relative or someone they know. Dementia is touching so many lives and it is so important to have better understanding of what people with dementia and their carers need so they can live with the dignity they deserve.

I have seen a lot of care homes and it’s a great pleasure to be back in my home city to see how it is leading the way to raise the standards of dementia care for the rest of the country to aspire to.”

– Angela Rippon

Dementia care home opened by Angela Rippon

Broadcaster Angela Rippon officially opened the care home Credit: ITV West

A new £6 million residential home for people with dementia has opened in Plymouth.

Broadcaster Angela Rippon officially opened it today. The city says it's doing all it can to embrace the Prime Minister's vision for a society better prepared to help dementia sufferers.

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