Brits want an education on dementia

21 May 2012

A new poll has led to a well-known Hollywood actress encouraging more to be done to raise awareness about dementia.

An Education star Carey Mulligan has recently become an ambassador for the Alzheimer's Society to help make the condition more widely understood.

The actress knows what it is like for someone to live with the effects of dementia – her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's eight years ago.

Commenting on the situation, Mulligan said: "It's always so wonderful to see a glimpse of her, and have a moment where she responds or where you can see her really at peace or happy.

"I've seen the amazing dignity of life, and an amazing love that people can have, and amazing generosity."

Her comments come in the same week that YouGov has released a poll which highlights that 63 per cent of people are concerned in some way about dementia.

Those over the age of 55 years old are most worried about the condition, with 66 per cent of respondents in this age bracket expressing concern, though 61 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds also expressed unease.

Posted by Jeanette Royston


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