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Christmas can be an isolating time for people with dementia
The Alzheimer’s Society has discovered over half of people with dementia see their family less often during Christmas than they did before they were diagnosed
The song may claim ‘it’s the most wonderful time of the year’, but for many people with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, it can become the opposite, as Christmas can be very isolating.
That’s what a recent report from the Alzheimer’s Society is hoping to highlight.
They’ve carried out research which has found over half of people affected by dementia find Christmas the most isolating time of the year, with many saying that they actually dread the festive season. Just over half (54%) say the see their friends and family less often over the Christmas period than they did before their diagnosis.