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Is Bedlington a dementia friendly community? Recently I attended a 'Dementia Friends' information session at Cramlington. I would recommend the sessions to anyone who has any concerns regarding their relatives or friends. ( Further details can be found at https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/ ) Five things you should know about dementia: 1. Dementia is not a natural part of ageing 2. It is caused by diseases of the brain. The most common being Alzheimer's 3. It's not just about losing your memory - it can affect thinking, communicating and doing everyday tasks 4. It is possible to live well with dementia 5. There is more to a person than the dementia With support, people with dementia can and do take an active role in life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9KBlXb3j2Q8