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Police officers in the Rhondda joined forces with Alzheimer's Society staff

Police officers in the Rhondda joined forces with Alzheimer's Society staff to improve their understanding of dementia.

The Rhondda Neighbourhood Policing Team were given specialist training to help them understand the disease and how it can affect people. This included how to spot the signs of someone with dementia and how to handle their needs.

It's hoped that when our officers have to deal with incidents where the victim has dementia, or if someone is living with dementia has gone missing, we now have a better understanding of their condition.

We are pleased to be working with Alzheimer's Society on this project and we hope it will help build on relations between us and those with dementia and their families.