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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Ruth Jones on her family's experiences with dementia

Welsh actress Ruth Jones is fronting Alzheimer's Society Dementia Awareness Week.

Her mother-in-law Margaret had dementia and she describes her family's experiences in a film made with ITV's Daybreak.

Ruth says: "noticing the gradual decline in her memory and her ability to deal with the day-to-day, that was the most upsetting thing."

"Talking changes everything - it makes the problem less scary - and we all can club together to deal with it."

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