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  • Memory changes are a normal part of ageing, but they are different from memory changes in people with dementia.
  • Memory loss with dementia is persistent and progressive, not just occasional.
  • Depression may make it harder for a person with dementia to remember things and enjoy their life.
  • Hallucinations and delusions seem very real to the person experiencing them, and can cause extreme anxiety, paranoia and even panic.
  • Telephone advice, assessment, intervention, education and specialised support are available for carers.

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Reviewed on: 31-05-2014