Challenging misconceptions about dementia

A diagnosis of dementia can be frightening but it is important to get the right diagnosis so that support can be given.  We need to increase understanding and awareness of the diseases that cause dementia and help to fight the fear and isolation that dementia can bring.

Source: “Over half of people fear dementia diagnosis, 62 per cent think it means ‘life is over’ ” study; Dementia Awareness Week 15th-21st May 2016 from the Alzheimer’s Society

Source: “Over half of people fear dementia diagnosis, 62 per cent think it means ‘life is over’ ” study; Dementia Awareness Week 15th-21st May 2016 from the Alzheimer’s Society

Source: “Over half of people fear dementia diagnosis, 62 per cent think it means ‘life is over’ ” study; Dementia Awareness Week 15th-21st May 2016 from the Alzheimer’s Society [hosted by PoliticsHome]

Source: “Over half of people fear dementia diagnosis, 62 per cent think it means ‘life is over’ ” study; Dementia Awareness Week 15th-21st May 2016 from the Alzheimer’s Society

High quality post-diagnostic support and a comprehensive care package can better support people living with dementia and help them learn to live well with dementia.

Source: “Over half of people fear dementia diagnosis, 62 per cent think it means ‘life is over’ ” study; Dementia Awareness Week 15th-21st May 2016 from the Alzheimer’s Society

Source: YouGov poll (June 2014) commissioned by Alzheimer’s Society [hosted by The Carer website]