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LISTEN: Ripon dementia charity celebrates fifth birthday

LISTEN: Ripon dementia charity celebrates fifth birthday

Published at 12:04pm 27th March 2017. (Updated at 5:10pm 27th March 2017)

A Ripon charity is celebrating five years of helping people affected by a condition which many people avoid talking about.

Dementia Forward provides support services for 1,400 families across the Harrogate District and beyond.

The charity's work also includes improving understanding of dementia and tackling the stigma associated with it.

Last week, a conference brought together supporters of Dementia Forward to mark its achievements and discuss plans for the next five years.

Chief Executive Jill Quinn has been speaking to Stray FM's Your County programme:

Fiona Raitt spoke about her first-hand experience of dementia at the conference:

Actor John Middleton was at the centre of a hard-hitting dementia storyline in TV soap Emmerdale:

More information about the charity at www.dementiaforward.org.uk