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Dementia is an illness of the brain. which often affects memory first. A person with dementia may become confused about where they are, what day it is and who people are. 

The 12 Helpful Hints information sheet provides hints and tips on how to communicate with a person who has dementia such as:

  • Allow plenty of time for the person to take in what you say and to reply.
  • Be calm and patient.

For more hints, please download the information sheet. 

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