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Dementia sufferers 'need full life'

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A study by the Alzheimer’s Society shows dementia sufferers can still enjoy a full life, and has led to fresh advice for families.

Researchers looked at the views of people living with dementia, asking how a good quality of life was defined for them.

They study showed having someone to talk to and keeping good relationships with family or friends were the most important factors.

A good environment, such as being at home, was the next most important thing followed by maintaining physical health.

Keeping a sense of humour came next, followed by having the ability to communicate with people - even if it took longer than normal - and keeping a sense of personal identity.

The ability to keep up activities that have long been enjoyed came next, followed by the ability to still go to church or practice faith or religion.

The report said: “Many are still able to do what they did before despite their life changing and some things becoming increasingly difficult to do.

“The ability to lead a fulfilled life doesn’t stop on diagnosis. A good quality of life can be maintained.”

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