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Dementia 2013: the hidden voice of loneliness

This second annual report on how well people with dementia are living found that over half of the general public believe that people with dementia have a bad quality of life .

This was echoed in the feedback from people with dementia with 70% saying they had stopped doing things they used to due because of lack of confidence. The majority of people with dementia also felt anxious or depressed, and a third of people said they’d lost friends after a diagnosis. It calls on commissioners to ensure appropriate support services are available, and urges people and organisations to play their part in helping ensure their communities are dementia friendly. More ….