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Understanding why a person with dementia may display distress behaviours. Part 2

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Triggers may be a clue


Pain


The physical needs of people with dementia often get missed, not noticed or even mistaken for behaviours that are inappropriate, behaviours.


Often unable to understand what the pain is or unable to communicate that they are in pain. The person banging their head against the wall because they have a headache is often seen as self harming, disruptive, challenging instead of the recognition and understanding from others as to why it is happening.

https://www.endeavourcaretraining.co.uk/post/understanding-why-a-person-with-dementia-may-display-distress-behaviours-part-2

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