Values, attitudes and opinions

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New perspectives and approaches to understanding dementia and stigma

13th November 2014, International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK)

This report, New perspectives and approaches to understanding dementia and stigma, published by the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) in collaboration with the MRC, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society and supported by the drug company Pfizer, shines a light on the impact the fear around dementia has on those living with the condition, their families and carers, which prevents the research community capturing a full picture of the disease.

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Attitudes and knowledge of dementia

6th November 2014, ARK

In 2010, ARK carried out survey research on public attitudes and knowledge of dementia in Northern Ireland, as part of the Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT) survey.  This is a nationally-representative social attitudes survey including adults aged 18 years or over, and 1204 individuals were interviewed in the 2010 survey.  The questions covered knowledge of dementia, perceptions of people with dementia, attitudes towards people with dementia, and capacity for independent living.  This research was funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies. 

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