£50k available to help Surrey people with dementia

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Image caption Around 15,000 people in Surrey, or about one in 13 over-65s, have dementia

Some £50,000 of funding has been made available in a move aimed at improving the lives of people with dementia in Surrey.

Groups will be able to bid for up to £5,000 to help sufferers remain independent and active.

The scheme is part of a wider programme that has already seen homes redecorated in a retro style in a bid to trigger memories.

About 15,000 people in Surrey - about one in 13 over-65s - have dementia.

The funding has been made available by Surrey County Council and Farnham and North East Hampshire, North West Surrey and Guildford and Waverley clinical commissioning groups.

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