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If only carers understood why a person with dementia displays distress behaviours.
It is fully recognised in the care that there are a growing number of people who now require support in one form or another. From family carer, domiciliary care providing home care to full nursing care in a specialised care home. As a part of this there are a growing number of people who are now being diagnosed with Dementia and this number is growing every day, putting pressure on existing services. Department of health (2009) states “One-third of people with dementia live in care homes and at least two thirds of all people living in care homes have a form of dementia.