Centre hosts dementia awareness event

Care support worker Tracey Irving dances with Alan Wilson, 85, at the World Dementia Day event at Blackhall Community Centre.
Care support worker Tracey Irving dances with Alan Wilson, 85, at the World Dementia Day event at Blackhall Community Centre.

Dementia sufferers marked an international event.

The World Dementia Awareness Day event was held at Blackhall Community Centre yesterday.

The annual event, which aims to raise awareness of the condition, was organised by care staff from The Hospital of God.

Centenarian Olive Grieveson also celebrated her 102nd birthday during the event.

Mrs Grieveson was presented with flowers to mark the occasion.

The Hospital of God runs day centres for patients in Greatham, Horden, Seaham and Wheatley Hill, as well as a home visit service.