Northern Echo 14th August 2013

FROM Bobby Kerr lifting the FA Cup to Bob Stokoe running onto the pitch, favourite memories of football are helping older men in Sunderland who are living with dementia.

Staff from Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust working with older men living with dementia are now using archive pictures of sporting legends and memorabilia to help unlock memories to improve the well-being of sports fans living with memory problems.

The innovative approach, which has drawn support from stars of sport and TV, has been developed by the Sporting Memories Network CIC, a social enterprise founded by former dementia care nurse Tony Jameson-Allen and fellow director Chris Wilkins.