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Preventing Loneliness in People Tackling Dementia

Living with dementia shouldn’t mean that you or a loved one has to stop doing the things you or they love. But often a diagnosis of one of the types of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, can leave you feeling unsure about what happens next. Fear of becoming confused while out and about, a loss of confidence, and sometimes depression can lead to a person with dementia shutting themselves away from the world.

 

As a result, people with dementia can often feel lonely. The Alzheimer’s Society reported that around a third of people living with dementia experience loneliness. However, there are many activities that people living with dementia can get involved with to reduce feelings of loneliness.


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  • By

    International Federation on Ageing

  • Published

    Jan 18, 2023

  • Subject Area
    • Mental Health and Wellness
    • Social Connectedness / Social Isolation
  • Audience
    • Caregivers, Seniors & Volunteers
    • Health Authorities
  • Category
    • Best Practices
    • Friendly Visiting

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