Friday, October 26, 2012

Double stigma around dementia and death leaving families in the dark

Many people with dementia are not dying in the place they want to, with their families unaware of their end of life wishes because of a double stigma around dementia and death. 
According to new research published by Alzheimer's Society today (Thursday 25 October 2012) My Life Until The End: Dying Well With Dementia, found that there is a lack of public understanding of dementia and an unwillingness to discuss death in society. 
Alzheimer's Society is calling for greater awareness of the importance of talking about death and dying. This includes planning end of life care in advance to help make the final days of more people with dementia as good as possible and in the place they want to be.
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