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Social Isolation Still a Major Issue for People with Dementia
Posted by Marketing on February 5, 2015


Evidence shows that social isolation is still one of the major issues associated with a diagnosis of dementia.

Last year Alzheimer Australia completed the first nationwide survey of people with dementia to identify priorities for tackling stigma and social isolation associated with dementia. The report is called Living with dementia in the community: challenges and opportunities.

“More than half of the participants surveyed felt that people avoided spending time with them because of their diagnosis,” Graeme Samuel AC, National President of Alzheimer’s Australia said.

Find out what Alzheimer’s Australia is doing to address the report’s findings.


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