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Tackling aggression with oestrogen

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 33, PAGE NO: 34Mark GreenerDementia is often far from a silent decline into the characteristics of old age, as most nurses working with older people know only too well. Many patients with dementia show sexually, physically and verbally aggressive behaviours that complicate their management and may be distressing for health care professionals. However, treatment is often difficult.

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