Social withdrawal and dementia
Read about how dementia can cause social withdrawal in some people with dementia.
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- What causes changes in behaviour in people with dementia?
- Reducing and managing behaviour that challenges
- Repetitive behaviour and dementia
- Trailing, following, checking and dementia
- Dementia and hiding, hoarding or losing things
- Loss of inhibitions and dementia
- Restlessness and agitation in dementia
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- Behaviour that challenges - looking after yourself
- Changes in behaviour - useful organisations
Sometimes a person with dementia will stop taking part in activities or conversation as much as they used to, or at all. This can happen when a person is aware that they are finding certain things more difficult to do. For example, they might keep losing the thread of conversations or have trouble expressing themselves.
They may also find too much stimulation distressing, such as being in a noisy room with lots of people. People with dementia may also become more withdrawn over time as they socialise or communicate less.
Supporting a person with dementia who has depression, anxiety or apathy
Read our information on the effects of depression, anxiety and apathy on a person with dementia, and suggests ways to support people with these conditions.
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