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Describe the likely signs and symptoms of the most common causes of dementia.
The impact of receiving a diagnosis of diagnosis of dementia on individual: . confusion . shock . frightened . denial of failings . disorientation . trying to construct sense and meaning into the situation . destruction of hope . [ [ loss of future goals . may have to retire early . financial implications . may need to stop driving . loss of socialisation ] ]
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