Poll: 28% of dementia patients never leave home

According to the Alzheimer's Society, their survey on the lives of dementia sufferers revealed:

  • At least 28% of sufferers had given up leaving their homes altogether.
  • Almost one in 10 (9%) of respondents said they had to give up all the activities they were involved in before their illness began.
  • The survey found 44% of sufferers feel like a burden so avoid getting involved in local life.
  • Only two in every five sufferers think their local area is capable of helping them live well with their dementia.

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Dementia sufferers 'feel trapped'

Nearly a third of all people with dementia feel "trapped in their home" and have given up on going outside, according to the Alzheimer's Society. The charity recommends making transport more accessible and businesses more welcoming.