Dementia 2013: The key statistics

  • People with dementia say they rely on relatives and friends for social contact with almost a quarter (21%) of sufferers speaking to friends and family on the telephone less than once a month
  • Only 28% of people in Wales thought it was possible for someone with dementia to live alone
  • Twelve percent of people in Wales said they felt uncomfortable talking to someone with dementia
  • Nearly two thirds (62%) of 250,000 people with dementia who live on their own are lonely

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Dementia life quality assessed

Over half of the Welsh population believe people with dementia have a bad quality of life. The figure forms part of the Dementia 2013 report, which is published by the Alzheimer's Society today.