Faith and Dementia
There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK – a number expected to rise to over a million by 2025. Given the scale of the issue, many people who are part of faith communities will be affected either directly or indirectly.
At the same time, faith communities have something important to offer. Not only can they help support people living with dementia and their carers – they can also help to prevent dementia from developing in the first place by promoting social interaction and healthy lifestyles.