Symptoms

Dementia can cause a number of different symptoms. Here we explain some of these changes and suggest practical ways to manage them.

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Memory loss is a distressing part of dementia, both for the person with the condition and for the people around them.
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There are many causes for the changes in behaviour in people with dementia. Read about these causes for each type of behaviour change.
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Dementia can make it hard for people to communicate, and this can be upsetting and frustrating for them and those around them. However, there are many ways to help you support and communicate with each other.
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People with dementia may sometimes behave in ways that are physically or verbally aggressive. Read why that might be the case and practical tips for caring for a person with dementia.
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Sight and hearing loss are both more common as you get older. For a person with dementia, this can cause extra problems, such as confusion about what's happening around them and problems with communication.
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Some people with dementia may encounter problems with their sight. Learn about some of the difficulties this can cause, and ways support can be provided.
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It is common for some people with dementia to spend long periods of time walking around in their home or trying to leave their home to walk outside.
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Learn about the possible causes of apathy, depression and anxiety and how these psychological conditions might affect the emotional and mental health of a person with dementia.
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