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.
More top news
Blind Date and Surprise Surprise star Cilla Black,72, has died, according to reports.
Jericho the lion, who it had been claimed was shot dead yesterday by poachers in Zimbabwe, is "alive and well", conservationists have said.
A hitchhiking robot that won the hearts of fans worldwide has met an untimely end after being vandalised on its trip across the US.