Dementia Friendly Dental Practice

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Did you know there are over 110 types?
And that 1 in fourteen of us have dementia?
And that you can be diagnosed with dementia as young as 20?
Yesterday the team here at Ferring Dental Practice undertook training to become ‘Dementia Friends‘.  A Dementia Friend is about learning more about dementia and the small ways we can help. 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. A whopping 225,000 will develop dementia this year, that’s one every three minutes. 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 have dementia. So with this in mind, we know the importance of understanding what dementia is and how everyone can be a part of helping those living with dementia to live well.

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