Solving Alzheimer's: Fear and Stigma
Dementia, with Alzheimer’s as its most common form, is the disease people fear the most. We explore how fear is stigmatising those who have it, but also how to overcome it.
Few of us will escape the impact of Alzheimer’s Disease. The grim pay-back from being healthy, wealthy or lucky enough to live into our late 80s and beyond is dementia. One in three - maybe even one in two of us - will then get dementia and forget almost everything we ever knew. But it is far more than just a personal family tragedy. We explore how fear in some parts of the world is stigmatising those who have it, and denying help to those who need it.