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UK's first dementia friendly checkout opens in Chester

Dementia friendly checkout Photo: ITV

It is a disease that affects 850,000 people in the UK and campaigners say communities need to change to help people with dementia.

The sign shows which coin is which on the checkout Credit: ITV Granada

At the Chester branch of Tesco, the country's first dementia friendly checkout has opened.

The checkout is clutter-free and a big sign shows which coin is which.

Every member of staff who works on the till has attended a Dementia workshop.

Dementia workshop at the Countess of Chester Hospital Credit: ITV Granada

Through his talks, Dementia nurse Andy Tysoe hopes to challenge and change they way we see the disease.

Why should you be embarrassed or ashamed or stigmatised for a brain disease you didn't get into the queue to accept.

We need to change people's perceptions of dementia and we need to make sure that society supports people with dementia and communities become more dementia friendly.

– Andy Tysoe, Dementia Nurse, Countess of Chester Hospital