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Understanding the impact of trauma and stress for LGBTI people with dementia

Older people who are LGBTI may have lived during a time when disclosing their sexuality or gender identity could lead to stigmatisation and discrimination. For a person living with dementia, the long-lasting psychological impact of reliving the trauma of these times may continue or it may reveal itself for the first time through changes in behaviour.