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Service for people with dementia

Elderly man
There are 700,000 people in England with dementia

Hundreds of people with dementia and their families are set to benefit after Somerset was selected to pilot a new service for those with the impairment.

The Somerset Dementia Advisor Service will begin in November after being given £200,000 from the government.

The funding is part of an initiative to invest more money in dementia care after publication of the first national dementia strategy.

Three advisors - two of them full-time - will work across the county.



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