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Communities can help dementia sufferers
10:00am Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
Pensioner activists have called for “dementia-friendly communities” so that people with the condition feel confident enough to go out.
Keighley and Bradford Pensioner Association has highlighted the problem of people with dementia feeling trapped in their own homes.
A spokesman said new research by the Alzheimer’s Society showed that one in three people with dementia went out only once a week.
Research revealed that people with dementia felt let down by their communities, with almost half avoiding getting involved with local life.
The Alzheimer’s Society believes that such communities could save £11,000 per person each year by helping people with dementia to remain independent and stay out of care for longer.
More details of the report are available on the Pensioner Association's website at kbpa.weebly.com.