A support service for families caring for loved ones with dementia has been launched in Cornwall. Admiral Nurses will give relatives practical and emotional support to help them cope with the illness. It's a joint project between Cornwall Care and the charity Dementia UK.
There have been crisis meetings between Devon County Council and those who rely on many of the local authority's care homes.
This afternoon the council was told that the Oakwell specialist dementia centre in Barnstaple is a lifeline and there's no realistic alternative in the area. Devon is proposing to close its own care homes and other social service centres to try to save £2 million.
Rachel Holmes, the home's former manager says it's the wrong time to be shutting down dementia services.
Researchers at Plymouth University believe they have come up with an innovative way of helping people with dementia.
The condition is a growing problem in our ageing population but there are ways of managing it.
Plymouth researchers think part of the answer lies; in a robot.
A campaign in Devon to help people living with dementia and alzheimers has been given a huge boost in profile and funding after joining forces with a national company that provides advice for older people about their care and retirement needs.
The Torbay Dementia Action Alliance was set up just over a year and a half ago to try to make more people aware of how to treat people living with dementia in their communities.
Now with the support and funding of the company Ostrich Care, it's already been able to take its message even further.
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a dementia ambassador, visit the group's website here
A campaigner from Devon is calling on shopkeepers to be more patient when dealing with dementia sufferers. Norman McNamara suffers from the disease and has started a special purple sticker campaign to alert shops to their needs.
A unit set up to rescue missing walkers on Dartmoor is spending half of its time searching for people with dementia.
The growing numbers of people with alzheimers and dementia in the community have led to the additional workload on the Dartmoor Rescue Group.
A care home in Cornwall has come up with a new way to help support its patients with dementia - by turning back the clock.
Trevaylor Manor near Penzance has recently opened a 1950s style shop, where residents can tap into memories of their youth. Francesca Carpenter reports.
Two centres in East Devon have won a prestigious national award for their work helping people with dementia. The Rowan and Linden Centres in Ottery St Mary gained the Innovation and Best Practice Award from the Community Hospitals Association.
The Rowan Centre carries out assessments, with support for carers and relatives. The Linden Centre provides activities and respite care. Both get referrals from the Ottery, Honiton and Sidmouth areas. They are managed by Gaynor Appleby, team leader for the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.
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.