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Managing Symptoms of Terminal Agitation in Dementia

When a person living with dementia is nearing the end of their life they may experience changes in behaviour. Known as terminal agitation, the behaviours may include disorientation, increased confusion, verbal and/or physical aggression, restlessness, agitation and perceptual disturbance (seeing or hearing things).
The following information may be useful once it has been medically confirmed that the person with dementia is in the process of dying.