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New project to help dementia sufferers is rolled out in Solihull.

THE Royal British Legion is spearheading a project aimed at supporting carers and families of those with dementia in the Armed Forces.

THE Royal British Legion is spearheading a project aimed at supporting carers and families of those with dementia in the Armed Forces.

And as part of the service, the British Legion has appointed Ben Upton as the lead nurse for the Solihull area.

Ben is a specialist in Older Adults Mental Healthcare, and will head up the Legion’s Admiral Nurse Service in the West Midlands. The service will provide carers and families with information, support and practical help, enabling people to live with the disease.

Ben said: “My career has allowed me to meet a number of service men and women and hear the amazing stories they have to tell. I have also seen for myself the effect a dementia diagnosis can have on veterans and their families and I am looking forward to ensuring that each carer’s needs are recognised and adequately supported.”

For more information on how to access the service contact LegionLine on 08457 725 725.

 

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