Julianne Moore as Alice Howland

How early onset dementia robbed one North East woman of her loving husband

As the Oscar-winning film Still Alice shows the impact of early-onset dementia, Alison Davidson explains how it affected her family

Mark Dobbin, Sintons; Jenny Hearl, Eothen Homes; Alex Rayner, Sintons; Lesley Telford, Barclays

Eothen Homes to build £6.2m specialist care development in North Tyneside

The firm, which runs homes in Gosfoth and Whitley Bay, said the development will raise the bar in specialist dementia care.

Gemma Little of Amble

The Journal Opinion: Well done for speaking out about dementia

The Journal Opinion for December 10 in which we praise Gemma Little for speaking out about dealing with dementia in the hope it may help others

Guy Opperman, Hexham MP, joins a guided walk through Corbridge with a Dementia Friends Awareness Group

MP joins assisted walk in Corbridge for dementia sufferers

Hexham MP Guy Opperman, whose family has experience of dementia, took part for the Alzheimer's Society

Dame Gill Morgan, Moira Brown and Hugh Morgan Williams at the opening of the new Dementia Centre at Monkwearmouth Hospital in Sunderland

A new dementia centre has opened in Sunderland to help people with the condition

The Chair of the Alzheimer's Society has officially opened a new centre helping those with dementia in Sunderland

Alison Davison from Morpeth Northumberland whose husband Glenn died from familial Alzheimer's

Dementia cases rise in the North East - with some areas having the highest rates in England

New figures have revealed that some parts of the North East have the highest rates of dementia diagnosis in England

North East dementia report set to become blueprint for national policy

North East dementia report set to become blueprint for national policy

An in-depth study into dementia care in the North East is set to become a blueprint for future government policy

One in three people over 65 will die with dementia and many more will know someone with dementia. Yet funding to find a cure is nothing like as high as it could or should be

North East experts give their views on ways to deal with dementia

Prime Minister David Cameron has demanded tough action on dealing with dementia. Experts in the North East give their views on the important issue

NBS staff team on the recent Alzheimer's Society's Tyneside Memory Walk

Newcastle Building Society staff raise more than £14,000 for dementia charity

Kind-hearted staff from Newcastle Building Society have completed a year-long fundraiser in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

Ernest Brown, pictured with his wife Maisie

Ernest Brown's generous donation could change the lives of others with dementia

Ernest Brown, who lived in Heaton, Newcastle, donated £10,600 to Alzheimer's Research UK after his death

County Durham man opens up about living with dementia

Chester-le-Street grandfather Ken Clasper is living proof that it is possible to live well with dementia

Fred Grey observing and recording birdlife

Exhibition tribute to inspirational South Shields teacher

South Shields natuarlist and teacher Fred Grey is honoured in tribute exhibition

Beamish engagement officer Michelle Ball with Ellen, a resident at Appletree Grange in Birtley

North East museums nostalgia sessions help dementia sufferers

Projects being run by Tyne and Wear Archives & Museums are leading the way in helping dementia sufferers researchers have revealed

Alan Rowley with his award from North Tyneside Council

North Shields volunteer honoured for his work

A volunteer who has dedicated more than 50 years to helping others throughout the North East has been recognised for selfless work

Barry Hines who wrote A Kestrel for a Knave

Barry Hines: Kes to be shown at Whitley Bay Film Festival to honour author with Alzheimer's

Whitley Bay Film Festival will screen the movie Kes to help to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Society

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Is social networking a good thing for professional sport?

SIR Alex Ferguson spoke for a generation of coaches when, on the eve of the season, he surveyed the wreckage of a digital indiscretion that cost his most senior defender Rio Ferdinand £45,000.

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Peter Lovenkrands will fight on for charity

PETER Lovenkrands is sweating on his Newcastle United future – and that isn’t just down to the Dubai sun.

Peter Lovenkrands deserves World Cup spot

CHRIS Hughton says in-form striker Peter Lovenkrands deserves to make the World Cup with Denmark.

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Did you Know?

The North-east’s process industry currently pumps almost £9bn into the UK economy every year - that figure is set to rise by a further £5bn in the next five to ten years.

New research bid to cure Alzheimer’s

NEW research is under way in Newcastle with the vision of bringing a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease.

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