Charity says nearly a quarter of million in the UK face isolation and loneliness by 2039
The number of people with dementia who endure the “frightening isolation” of living alone will double to 240,000 over the next 20 years, an Alzheimer’s charity has predicted.
They experience a crushing loneliness after suffering a loss of friends and social contact, compounded by public “awkwardness” about dealing with people with dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Jeremy Hughes, the charity’s chief executive, said: “Too many people face a future alone with dementia and without adequate support. Dementia shouldn’t mean becoming a prisoner in your own home.