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Dementia has been in the news a number of times this week. Firstly The Times led with a story “Exercise is essential to grow back your brain” on it’s front page on February 18th. Scientists have found that physical exercise is as important in staving off dementia as keeping your mind active. The fascinating research can be explored here: www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/science/article4008696.ece (You will need a subscription to the Times to access the full story, or simply Google “Exercise dementia” for other links.)

People with dementia in Staffordshire are being given help and support to ensure that their homes are protected against fire as part of a new pilot launched by the county’s Pharmacy Committee and Fire and Rescue Service. www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/new_pilot_to_protect_people_with_dementia_against_house_fires_25769807720.aspx

A story broke in the Sussex Express about an elderly lady who was ‘scammed’ out of £7,000. Her family appealed for the public to read and share the article to avoid other vulnerable people being caught out by a similar scam. Our heart goes out to all of those involved in these dreadful crimes. www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/local/elderly-woman-scammed-out-of-7k-in-hailsham-1-5876333