40 per cent of people wouldn't know how to support someone with dementia, says poll
Published 24 August 2012
Nearly 40 per cent of people say they would not know how best to support someone with dementia according to a poll by Bupa Care Homes.
The research also found that four in ten people would not know what to expect as the condition progresses.
Alzheimer's society comment
'One in three people over 65 will develop dementia. It is therefore worrying that so many people would not know how best to support someone. Getting a diagnosis of dementia doesn't have to be a frightening experience. There is a huge amount of support and information out there which can enable people with dementia and their carers to live well.
'Next month Alzheimer's Society and Bupa Care Homes are encouraging people to take part in Memory Walk, the charity's annual fundraising event which sees money go towards local support services for people with dementia and their carers. Together, we aim to help more people living with dementia through the vital funds that are raised.'
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