Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia in the UK, followed by vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. Around 80% of dementia patients will have behavioural changes or psychological symptoms at some time, which can reduce quality of life for both patients and carers, and often results in transfer to residential care. Symptoms include anxiety, depressed mood, psychotic symptoms and behavioural symptoms such as aggression, agitation, wandering and sexual disinhibition.

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