More Brits worrying about dementia

More Brits worrying about dementia

More and more Brits are worrying about developing dementia, according to a recent poll. Research by the Alzheimer's Society and Saga Homecare revealed that nearly two thirds of people are fearful of dementia. Of these, 61 per cent are worried about developing the condition themselves or about a loved one getting dementia. However, the study also showed that despite a high number of people being concerned about the prospect of getting the condition, only 16 per cent want to know more. Those most eager to learn are shockingly between the ages of 18-24-year-olds (25 per cent), with just 15 per cent of over 55s wanting to understand dementia better. Jeremy Hughes, chief executive of the Alzheimer's Society, stated: "Dementia is the biggest challenge facing the UK today so it's not surprising that people are so worried." Nonetheless, it is important for people to take positive action and understand the condition to promote healthier lifestyles. Find out about dementia care and support services at Barchester care homes.