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Communicating with patients who have dementia

Recent research suggests that simply defining dementia in terms of organic brain disease and linking the process with ageing may not be as straightforward as was once thought. Stokes and Holden (1990) adopted the view that dementia was not a disease in its own right but, rather, a collection of signs and symptoms requiring further investigation.

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