Friday, October 24, 2008

Dementia: out of the shadows

700,000 people are estimated to be suffering from dementia in the UK. The Alzheimer's Society has produced a report, Dementia: out of the shadows in which people with dementia speak out about the impact it has had on their lives and the stigma that goes with the condition. People report losing friends after their diagnosis, neighbours crossing the street to avoid them and professionals dismissing their symptoms as old age.

You can download a full copy of the report at

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