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Educating nursing staff involved in the provision of dementia care

Dementia is a clinical syndrome evidenced through a set of symptoms that classically include a decline in memory and thinking - present for six months or more - of a degree sufficient to impair functioning in daily living (World Health Organization, 1993). From the onset the individual experiences difficulty with communication or in the completion of everyday activities such as managing finances, shopping or food preparation. As the disease progresses, basic functions such as mobility, ...

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