DementiaRoadmap

Helping primary care to support people with dementia

How would I know? What can I do?

December 6 2012

This guide, developed by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), provides advice for carers and those who work with people with dementia on how to help with pain and distress in people with the condition.

Download How would I know? What can I do?

The guide offers tips on things to look out for, including patterns or changes in behaviour that may indicate when someone is experiencing discomfort. It includes advice for relieving pain and distress, including ways to spot problems before they become serious.

It follows on from NCPC’s 2011 publication, Difficult Conversations for dementia, which provides advice on how to talk to people with dementia about their end of life wishes.

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