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Dementia Action Week is all about making a difference for people in your community. But behind the scenes, there’s lots of work being done to find possible treatments at the UK’s first Dementia Research Institute.

Take action this week and make time to visit one of the events planned for Dementia Action Week in Norfolk.

One person develops dementia every three minutes, yet too many face it alone. That’s the message from Alzheimer’s Society, and this week they’re calling on everyone to take action to improve the everyday lives of people affected by dementia as part of Dementia Action Week.

With dementia figures on the rise, we need to create communities with kindness, understanding and inclusion at their heart. We find out more about Norfolk’s Dementia Friendly Communities and how they’re making a difference this Dementia Action Week.

Work to make Norfolk a dementia-friendly county is ongoing, and two district councils are the latest groups to stand up and make their claims to become Dementia Friendly Communities. We find out what they’re up to during Dementia Action Week.

Shoppers at Castle Mall Norwich are being urged to take the time to find out more about dementia this week as part of Dementia Action Week.

There are more than 11,700 people living with dementia in Suffolk and more than 14,000 people living with dementia in Norfolk, and the Alzheimer’s Society is calling on everyone to unite and plan actions, big or small, to make a huge difference to people affected by the illness this Dementia Action Week. Here are five top ways you can get involved in 2018...

With National Smile Month just around the corner, Sophie Stainthorpe reveals why it’s never too late to get your teeth straightened.

For many people, a holiday is the thing they most look forward to each year. It’s a chance to get away from it all, relax, eat, read, explore, or even be adventurous. But with a weak pound and concerns over security issues, not to mention the general hassles that come with a holiday abroad, buying a UK holiday home which you can use throughout the year is a popular alternative.

Neolithic pottery, Bronze Age settlements, an important iron industry, and the remains of an American P-51D Mustang – excavation work along the Broadland Northway has revealed much about the fascinating history of the area. Tom Phillips, senior project manager at Oxford Archaeology East, which carried out the excavations, explains.

There’s never a bad time to visit Norfolk, and with the north of the county boasting some of the best beaches, attractions, places to stay and, of course, the Norfolk Broads, it’s no surprise that it’s a holiday hot spot. Here we take a look at things to do in north Norfolk.

With the trend for staycations still going strong, thanks to post-Brexit concerns and a falling pound, escaping to a holiday home is an attractive option. A holiday house investment is also a savvy option, as increasing costs for landlords suggest holiday lets in Norfolk and Suffolk could be the new buy-to-let.

Sophie Stainthorpe gets in a spin and, more importantly, learns how to avoid it in the first place, when she takes part in Norfolk County Council’s Skid Avoidance Training.

Skin cancer expert Dr Deepak Rallan runs Diamond Skin Care’s SkinSafe clinics in Norwich and Great Yarmouth, and has some good advice on when to get your moles checked.

We all love sitting around the tree on Christmas morning exchanging gifts - but it’s not just about presents. There are so many ways to be charitable at Christmas, from giving your time and money to adopting a dormouse.

Bring the festive season to life with a magical visit to Father Christmas. This year there are plenty of slightly more unusual ways to meet the big man in Norfolk.

Meet some of the fabulously diverse men from Norfolk and Suffolk. They include a man with a Canadian city named after him, a four-time Olympic gold rower, a pig farmer and the founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The numbers are compelling – 1,900 social care vacancies in Norfolk alone. And with considerable growth predicted over the next decade, what can be done? Sophie Stainthorpe reports.

If you’ve ever considered a career in care or are convinced it’s not for you, meet Matthew Anthony Knell, deputy manager at Westfields care home, Swaffham and find out more.

As children across the country are encouraged to get lost in a book this week for Children’s Book Week, we discover why reading doesn’t just make you better at reading.

If you’re hosting a Halloween party this year then a cake is an ideal ‘treat’ that will look great among the decorations too. We asked Norwich cake maker Imogen Davison, of Sugar Buttons, some questions about spooky sponges.

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