AS the population in the county continues to age, the number of people suffering dementia is on the increase.

So it is good news to hear that a training programme is being rolled out across 60 of Oxfordshire’s towns and villages to help victims stay involved with their local communities.

People suffering dementia need all the help they can get and support in the community through schemes like those run by the Oxfordshire Rural Community Council will help them to feel they are not coping alone.