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England's 1966 Heroes Take On Dementia

England's 1966 Heroes Take On Dementia

Two of England's World Cup winning squad have spoken of their sadness at the effect dementia has had on three of their former team mates.

Did you know?

There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. This will soar to 2 million by 2051. 225,000 will develop dementia this year, that's one every three minutes. 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 have dementia.



The most common early symptoms of dementia are...

• Memory loss
• Difficulty performing familiar tasks
• Problems with language
• Disorientation to time and place
• Poor or decreased judgement
• Problems with keeping track of things
• Misplacing things
• Changes in mood or behaviour
• Changes in personality
• Loss of initiative

There will be many of you reading this article have relatives or friends who have suffered, or are currently suffering from this horrendous condition. My father died from dementia in September 2013 and so I know just how debilitating and cruel living with this condition can be.

Dementia Helpline
0800 888 6678

The official Dementia UK charity can be found here.

Please consider donating.

Writer:Cresswell
Date:Thursday April 27 2017
Time: 8:59AM

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