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Published: 29 Sep 2017
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Some people who have cancer also have dementia. Having both conditions can be difficult for you and the people close to you.

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Published: 29 Sep 2017
Next review: 27 Mar 2020
Edition: 1

Some people who have cancer also have dementia. Having both conditions can be difficult for you and the people close to you.

About this booklet

The number of people living with both cancer and dementia is growing. We have written this booklet to:

- give people information about living with both conditions

- tell people where they may be able to get help.

This booklet gives information about living with cancer and dementia, but this is not the same as talking to your doctor. If you are worried about your health, talk to your doctor or nurse.

We have included quotes from people with dementia, which you may find helpful. These are from members of the Great Camden Minds Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP) group.

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