"Who cares? The state of dementia care in Europe"
This report presents the results of a survey carried out by Alzheimer Europe and its members organisations in France, Germany, Poland, Scotland and Spain and gives a voice to more than 1,000 people caring for a person with dementia who took part in the survey. This survey was conducted in collaboration with Lundbeck. The results paint a shocking picture of the level of commitment required from carers, since half of the carers surveyed cared for the person with demetia for more than 10 hours each day. The survey also revealed a significant lack of information provision to dementia carers at the time of diagnosis, a lack of basic support services and the need of carers to contribute financially to existing services.