The UKs Alzheimer’s Societys second annual report examines the quality of life for people with dementia
This report concentrates on findings from a survey showing that
- over half of the general public believe people with dementia lead a poor quality of life
- feedback from people with dementia, 70% of whom have stopped doing things they used to (through lack of confidence)
- most people with dementia feel anxious or depressed, with a third of these people reporting they have lost friends since diagnosis
The Dementia 2013: the hidden voice of loneliness report recommends that commissioners should ensure appropriate support services are available, and calls on the population at large to help ensure communities are dementia friendly.
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