Personalised care for people with dementia
Five principles on improving care for people with dementia and their families are set out in a new RCN document
The term dementia is used to describe more than 100 different conditions that affect the brain and result in an impairment of function. People affected may experience memory loss, problems with communication, impaired reasoning and difficulties with skills for daily living. Dementia is a progressive and terminal condition. In the UK, 850,000 people are estimated to be living with dementia .
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