A Big Lottery grant of £300,000 has been made to a project to help people with dementia in Cornwall.
Workshops will be run in five towns around the county. They'll be offered to people who've recently been diagnosed, with the aim of helping them cope at home and keep them involved in the community.
A specialist centre is being created at the University of Exeter to research dementia and its causes.
The Medical School will look at things like blood supply to the brain and the connections between epilepsy and dementia.
It's part of a £5 million project to encourage more scientists to study diseases such as Alzheimer's.
New research from Exeter University says a lack of Vitamin D is associated with a much greater increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's.
A team, led by Dr David Llewellyn from the University's Medical School found that the study participants who were severely deficient in Vitamin D were more than twice as likely to develop the conditions. Vitamin D is found in foods such as oily fish.
A team of researchers from Plymouth medical school will today unveil an app version of a widely used dementia test. It will be free of charge and will mean faster and wider testing and therefore quicker diagnosis.
The app is is the first of its kind and will be made available to clinicians around the world
Dementia is frequently a lonely and isolating experience for carers and those people who are suffering from the condition but through the efforts of volunteers - so called memory cafes are being set up - where people have the chance to talk about the illness - and how it affects their lives.
The latest cafe to open is in Seaton in East Devon and as Richard Lawrence reports is already generating huge interest.
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.