Published by George Nott (Computer World) – 15 June 2018: 10:23

As their condition progresses, a person with dementia finds understanding what they hear increasingly difficult. They may also lose their speech completely, or be limited to repeating a few words or crying out.

This communication breakdown can be hugely frustrating for sufferers, their loved ones and their carers. It also makes it a major challenge to assess whether the individual is suffering from pain – which regularly affects up to half of people with dementia – as they are unable to self-report it.

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