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Dementia: Making a difference in primary care

Publication date: Friday, 07 December 2012
Contributor(s): Ruth Westerby

Dementia is a term used to describe a syndrome that can be caused by several illnesses, but the result is a decline in a person's abilities to function socially, mentally and in relation to the everyday activities of living. The condition is having an increasing impact on individuals, families and care services as the UK population ages. However, practice nurses can help make the experience of living with dementia more positive for the patient and their families or carers.

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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 9, Number 4, Oct-Nov-Dec 2012
Print edition page(s): 186-188
Contributor(s): Ruth Westerby

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