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Stigma of dementia another barrier for C.R. families

Campbell River families living with the impact of dementia are also coping with stigma, according to a new study.

Nearly three-quarters of people with dementia, and 64 per cent of family caregivers, believe there are negative associations for those diagnosed with dementia, says Alzheimer’s Disease International.

Another alarming statistic revealed in the ADI report: 40 per cent of people with dementia say they have been avoided or treated differently. The report puts a spotlight on stigma as a real issue that impacts individuals and families who are living with Alzheimer’s disease,” says Jane Hope, local support and education coordinator for the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. For more information contact Hope toll-free at 1-800-462-2833 or jhope@alzheimerbc.org. For more information on Alzheimer’s disease visit www.alzheimerbc.org.

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