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How to help a person with dementia who has pain

Pain can change the way a person behaves, their body and their spirit. It is sometimes hard to know if a family member with dementia has pain because they might not want to talk about it, or not want to appear weak, or they cannot talk about it. This information provides family and community with tips to recognise and understand pain, and some ideas that can help.