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- Be aware that being in unfamiliar surroundings is likely to increase the person with dementia’s sense of confusion and agitation, which could lead to aggressive behaviour.
- If accompanied by a relative/friend who they know and trust, ensure the relative/friend stays with them throughout their treatment.
- If possible find a quiet area to place them and speed up the process so they are seen as quickly as possible.
- As they may not be able to tell you about their pain, consider pain relief as early as possible, if this is appropriate.