A CHARITY has found a new way to support people with dementia.

East Durham Trust is delivering a series of sessions at their base in Peterlee called Active Minds.

The group, which has attracted more than 20 members, uses items from the past to help trigger memories and stimulate discussion.

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Malcolm Fallow, chief executive of the trust, said many attendees are reporting improvements to their mental health and wellbeing, and many partners have noticed a difference after the sessions.

He said: “All of the feedback we have received tells us what a tremendous difference this has made for people who are living with this cruel disease.

“Members and their families clearly place huge value on the sessions.”

Meetings are Wednesdays from 10am to noon.