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Posters help boost coin confidence; IN BRIEF.

A SIMPLE method of helping people with dementia handle money with confidence has been introduced by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Posters with images of coins and their respective values have been positioned around The James Cook University Hospital and The Friarage to act as memory aids.

One in six people over 80 will develop dementia, but methods like this can help maintain simple functions for longer.

This applies to the many forms of dementia with which people may suffer.

Beth Swanson, lead nurse for dementia, said: "We know dealing with money can be a problem for people with dementia so we created this simple poster as a reminder of the value of each coin.

"They're displayed near till points in our hospitals and will act as a handy reference for people with memory problems when handling cash."

For support with issue surrounding the condition, call Dementia UK on 0800 888 6678.

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Aug 20, 2016
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