Sunday, October 2

What people with dementia want you to know about dementia

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Marion, Tommy, Chirstine

Marion, Tommy and Chirstine appear in the BBC documentary Dementia & Us (“Insanity and us”).

Some 50 million people around the world live with dementia and, if the predictions are correct, in less than 10 years there will be more than 80 million, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Dementia affects each person differently and there is no treatment that can cure or reverse its evolution.

This condition, which involves the deterioration of memory, intellect, behavior and the ability to carry out day-to-day activities, has become one of the main causes of disability and dependency among older people.

It can be overwhelming not only for those who suffer from it, but also for their family members, who in most cases are their caregivers.

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