Less sleep

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For most people, the clocks changing on March 27 provides a temporary inconvenience of an hour’s less sleep.

However, for many of the 1,200 people with dementia in Hartlepool, it can affect their sleep routines.

It may lead to them waking at the wrong time or struggling to get to sleep.

Disrupted sleep is just one of the many challenges people with dementia and their carers face.

Perhaps Mail readers would consider joining the 1.4million people who have become ‘dementia friends’ to learn more about the condition and the small ways they can help. Visit dementiafriends.org.uk.

Amanda Short,

Operations Manager, Durham and Tees Valley,

Alzheimer’s Society,

Newcastle