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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Alzheimer's disease promotes isolation

Patients with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, and their caregivers say the illness leaves them feeling isolated and apart from family, friends and life’s typical connections, a report shows.
About a quarter of people with dementia hide or conceal their diagnosis because of the stigma surrounding the disease and 40 percent say they are excluded from everyday life, according to the World Alzheimer Report 2012 released today by London-based Alzheimer’s Disease International.
About 36 million people worldwide are living with dementia and the numbers will more than triple to 115 million by 2050, according to the report. The global cost of the disease is estimated at $604 billion. More education is needed about dementia, especially as seemingly healthy people are diagnosed earlier with the disease, said Beth Kallmyer, vice president of constituent services at the Alzheimer’s Association in Chicago.

1 comment:

  1. Great post this was very informative! I have been telling all my friends how important Alzheimer’s patient care, it is something I'm very passionate about. Thank you for sharing this with us!


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