Hairdressers' role on dementia

It is currently Dementia Awareness Week. There are an estimated 45,000 people in Wales with dementia. Hairdressers in Gwent are being encouraged to follow one salon's example by raising the issue of dementia with their older customers.

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Hairdressers 'can provide advice on dementia'

Welsh actress Ruth Jones has today spoken of her family's battle to understand the onset of her mother-in-law's Alzheimer's disease.

It comes as a campaign is launched to raise more awareness of dementia. It is aimed at businesses like hairdressers, in the hope that they can provide customers with advice on where to go for help, if they think they have it.

With an ageing population, Alzheimer's Society says that the number of dementia sufferers could rise by 40 percent in the next decade.

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