Dementia network urges people to check on their neighbours

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VULNERABLE people with dementia may feel alone and isolated over the Christmas period.

That’s the warning from the Portsmouth Dementia Network, which is made up of 38 organisations in the city and chaired by charity the Alzheimer’s Society.

The network is encouraging people to look out for neighbours who might be feeling lonely.

Chairman Lucie Debenham said: ‘Dementia can happen to anyone and there is currently no cure.

‘But with the right support, people can live well with dementia.

‘As we know the winter months are often a time when vulnerable elderly people generally and not just those with dementia can be impacted more.’