The isolation dementia sufferers endure is "shocking" and "saddening" and can be avoided, the head of a leading health charity has said.
Alzheimer's Society chief executive Jeremy Hughes urged communities to challenge stigma to "give confidence" to people with dementia.
It's shocking and saddening that so many people with dementia feel trapped and cut off from everyday local life.
It's encouraging to see some communities have started on their journey of change but it needs to be a priority for everyone to act now. It's vital we empower people with dementia and their carers.
By committing to change, communities can give people with dementia the confidence to be part of local life and stay independent for longer.
It's vital that people sign up to the recognition process to kick-start this movement and help change attitudes and behaviour
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