THERE are an estimated 3,100 people with dementia in Herefordshire.

Ginnie Jaques, services manager for Alzheimer's Society, told Ross-on-Wye Town Council that there is still a lot of stigma associated with the disease and they want to change this.

From May 21 to 28 Dementia Action Week encourages people to take action in every day life, whether that is being patient in a queue or making a business dementia-friendly.

There is also a programme called Dementia Friends where people can attend a face-to-face information session or watch an online video to learn more about dementia and the small ways everybody can help. To find out more go to