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- 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
More than half of the people in Wales feel those with dementia have a bad quality of life. At 63%, the figure forms part of the Dementia 2013 report published by the Alzheimer's Society today.
This statistic was reflected in the views of dementia sufferers, 70% of whom said they had stopped doing things they used to due to a lack of confidence.
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Research from the Alzheimer's Society found that 250,000 people with the disease live on their own and suffer from feeling lonely.