The Hidden Voice of Loneliness

This report stated that by reducing loneliness the quality of life for people with dementia could be improved. Local authorities and other carers should understand the needs of people with dementia in the context of living within the community, and work together to commission a wide range of services to ensure that they are not socially isolated or lonely. Examples include social groups, such as dementia cafés, services suitable for younger people with dementia, befriending services that allow people with dementia living alone to have regular contact with a person they trust and accessible transport to allow people with dementia to attend social clubs or other services.

Kane M, Cook L. Dementia 2013: the hidden voice of loneliness. London: Alzheimer’s Society; 2013.

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