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Dementia is being discussed more and more in the media and everyday life. But, says Philly Hare, the words we all use can affect how people with dementia feel about themselves, and how we all see dementia.
As we approach one of the most unpredictable general elections in recent history, one thing is certain. The facts behind the policy statements will be in dispute – and the public know it. This week’s NatCen poll for the UK Statistics Authority shows that while the public do trust official statistics, they just don’t trust the media or politicians to present them honestly.