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The personal cost to dementia sufferers and their carers.

DEMENTIA 2012 EXPLORES THE PERSONAL COST; 28 per cent of respondents had lost friends after their diagnosis and a massive 61 per cent said they felt lonely


The government is to increase funding for research into dementia to £66 million by 2015, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

The funding is part of a package of measures intended to improve diagnosis, care and treatment of people with the illness. The Alzheimer's Society has published the first of a series of audits to measure progress towards these aims.

Dementia 2012 identifies repeated failure in diagnosis and care. One in three respondents said they struggled to get a diagnosis and an unbelievable 47 per cent said their carers didn't get enough support.

Dementia 2012 also explored the personal cost to sufferers. 48 percent felt a burden to their families and 77 per cent said they were anxious and depressed 


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