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Public attitudes towards people with dementia

Value of Knowing

Majorities report support for involving people with Alzheimer's in family and social events

When asked about attitudes of people in their community, a majority in all countries (ranging from 73% in Spain to 89% in France) reported that people would prefer that people with Alzheimer's disease continue to attend weddings, social club events and other social events, rather than stop attending.

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Last Updated: Wednesday 13 July 2011


  • Acknowledgements

    The Value of Knowing Survey was designed and analysed by the Harvard School of Public Health and Alzheimer Europe, in collaboration with the following national Alzheimer associations: Alzheimer's Association (US), CEAFA (Spain), Deutsche Alzheimer Gesellschaft (Germany), France Alzheimer (France) and the Polish Alzheimer's Association (Poland). The survey was supported by a grant to Alzheimer Europe from Bayer AG. Bayer was not involved in the design of the survey or the analysis of the findings.
  • Deutsche Alzheimer Gesellschaft
  • France Alzheimer
  • Polish Alzheimer's Association
  • Bayer