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The NHS at 70

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By editor Victoria Galligan

As the NHS turns 70, we take a look at a round-up of news, views and events which are taking place across the country to celebrate the world’s greatest health service. Our nation became the envy of the world when, on 5 July 1948, the NHS was launched by Health Secretary Aneurin “Nye” Bevan, at Park Hospital in Manchester (now Trafford General Hospital). This was the first time that hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians and dentists had been brought together under one umbrella to provide services for free at the point of delivery.

BBC launch new online tools to help people living with dementia as part of special season

The BBC is launching a range of new online tools to mark Dementia Awareness weeks around the UK.

The tools - ‘RemArc’ and ‘Your Memories’ – have been developed by the BBC to help trigger conversations and memories amongst those living with dementia.  They will continue to be accessible to audiences, including those living with dementia and brain injury and their carers, in the future. Alongside this the BBC has produced two special online iWonder guides and a large range of associated programming on the subject of dementia.

Dementia researchers tell their story on BBC’s Horizon

Researchers from the University of Exeter will appear on BBC Two’s flagship science strand Horizon this week [8pm on Wednesday May 11] to talk about a form of therapy which is yielding promising results in helping people with dementia manage the effects of the condition and improve their everyday lives.

The programme will feature a clinical trial that investigates whether goal-oriented cognitive rehabilitation can help to improve engagement in everyday activities and overall enjoyment of life for people living with the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or vascular dementia.