Part of:
"Changed Behaviour" series

Physical changes in the person's brain could result in the parts of their brain that help them to remember facts, answers to questions, or activities they’ve just completed deteriorating or no longer functioning, otherwise known as short-term memory loss.

Repetition can be a way a person with dementia who is struggling to remember something tries to remember it – repetition may be a style of learning that the person practiced at school.

Contents of this booklet

  • Why does it happen?
  • Ways to support the person
  • Think about unmet needs
  • Understanding the person's health needs
  • Changing daily life

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