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New clinical guidance to support patients with dementia

Dementia is a progressive condition characterised by the widespread impairment of mental function. It is a feature of different physical illnesses, most commonly Alzheimer’s disease, but other forms include vascular dementia, fronto-temporal dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, and a huge variety of rarer forms. Symptoms can include memory loss, language impairment, disorientation, personality and behavioural changes, and psychiatric symptoms such as apathy, depression or psychosis.

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