The major issues for people living with dementia are their health and wellbeing, low self-esteem and social isolation. Common symptoms of the illness include sadness, frustration, anxiety and becoming aggressive and irritable.
The Alzheimer's Society estimates that 20-40% of people with dementia suffer from depression and low self-esteem. Poor wellbeing and old age means people often become withdrawn and socially isolated from their family, friends and community. The need for our work is immediate.