Charity in appeal to get support

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The Alzheimer’s Society is urging residents in south east Northumberland to visit their GP if they are concerned about memory loss after a surge in calls since the Christmas period.

The charity has started the new year by sending out ‘Worried about your memory?’ information leaflets to GP surgeries in Blyth, Cramlington and Ashington to help raise public awareness and ensure the right support is available.

The Newcastle-based Alzheimer’s Society interim operations manager for North of Tyne, Danielle Hayes, said: “Many of the calls to the national dementia helpline have come from worried relatives, who may have seen relatives or friends for the first time in months and noticed changes in behaviour.

 

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