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PM praises Torquay dementia campaigner

By Herald Express  |  Posted: October 13, 2012

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A DEMENTIA patient has been recognised by the Prime Minister for his campaign work.

David Cameron wrote to Norms McNamara (pictured), founder of the Torbay Dementia Action Alliance, after meeting him along with ministers to launch the Dementia Challenge, the Government initiative to improve dementia care in the UK.

Mr McNamara said: "It is wonderful to be recognised but it is about the support the people of Torbay have given us."

The aim is for Torbay to become the first 'dementia friendly area in the world'.

The PM wrote in his letter: "I very much welcome the work you have done with the businesses and others in Torbay to create a dementia friendly community."

Mr McNamara said bus company Stagecoach and Torquay United are the latest businesses to come on board. So far, 137 firms have signed up to the alliance. To find out more, log on to www.dementiaawarealliance.wordpress.com

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  • omnivore23  |  October 13 2012, 10:03AM

    inspiring! well done Norm.

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  • omnivore23  |  October 13 2012, 8:22AM

    Norm has just won the ITV local,hero award for the southwest as well. He's inspirational - well done Norm.

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