'It’s estimated that 850,000 people in the UK are currently living with dementia, and by 2025 this number is expected to surpass one million.
Although there is currently no cure, with the right treatment and support, it's possible for people with dementia to lead active, fulfilled lives for many years after they are diagnosed.
But it’s not just the person with the diagnosis that can be affected by a long-term condition like this.
Dementia is also known to impact the lives of loved ones, who report reduced social contact, a lack of support and neglect for their own wellbeing as a primary carer for a person with dementia.
One site recognising the significant secondary effects of living with dementia, is Live Better With, a revolutionary healthcare platform dedicated to improving the day-to-day lives of people with long-term conditions, such as cancer, menopause and dementia.
Proving to be an invaluable resource to thousands of people in the UK and US, Live Better With provides useful services, specialised products and community forums enlightened by experts and people living with - or affected by - the conditions to make each day a little easier.
Here, three carers share their experience of living with dementia and the ways they have found to live better with the condition.
‘A dementia diagnosis can typically affect a partner, children, grandchildren, siblings and beyond,’ says Barbara Stephens, dementia specialist and caregiver in chief at Live Better With, who has cared for three family members with dementia.'
Read more: With over a MILLION people in the UK predicted to be living with dementia by 2025 we speak to three carers to find out how they cope
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