A survey conducted by Alzheimer’s Australia has found that both people living with dementia and their carers tend to often experience embarrassing situations and feelings of incompetency.
"Both carers and people living with dementia reported high levels of loneliness. It was also noted that carers and people with dementia struggle with feelings of disconnection with others in their community.
“It is such a lonely and isolating condition. My mother’s friends stopped seeing her because she was difficult to engage with. She would often comment she hadn’t heard from them anymore. Heartbreaking,” describes a carer.
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