“An impairment of communication which might be forgetting the odd word to start with which might then continue to be a complete loss of language as we would understand it.

“An impairment of orientation and that may be time; don’t know what year it is, place; even in familiar places they may get lost and person; so someone may look familiar but I don’t actually recognise you’re a family member.

“The way personality gets expressed changes, more in how personality gets expressed as behaviour changes as they struggle to cope with a life living with dementia which must be frightening and confusing and provoke a lot of anxiety so of course behaviour would change.

“Also, loss of insight into all of those things happening too.”



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