Keep in touch with sufferers

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After reconnecting with friends and family over the holidays, new year can be a bleak and lonely time for people with dementia and their carers.

Worryingly, research shows that 44 per cent of those in the North East mistakenly think the benefits of visiting people with dementia, who no longer recognise them, are minimal.

On the contrary, spending time with loved ones and taking part in meaningful activities can have a powerful and positive impact, even if they don’t remember the event itself.

Our services enable people affected by dementia to stay connected and feel part of their community. Visit alzheimers.org.uk/localinfo for more information or call 0300 222 11 22.

Hazel Cuthbertson,

Alzheimer’s Society Regional Operations Manager, NE