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Help for carers who care for someone with dementia in the UK

Vital help on offer for carers

11:25am Thursday 4th August 2011


Did your readers know that there are currently 750,000 people with Alzheimer’s or dementia in the UK?

This number is set to rise to over a million people with dementia within ten years.

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be a lonely, stressful experience. The feeling of disconnection is hardest to bear.

There may be precious moments of clarity, when memories return and the years roll away, but for the most part carers have to watch their loved ones drifting slowly away.