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Care staff working with people with dementia : training, knowledge and confidence. / Hughes, Jane; Bagley, Heather ; Reilly, Siobhan; Burns, Alistair; Challis, David.

In: Dementia, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2008, p. 227-238.

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Hughes, J, Bagley, H, Reilly, S, Burns, A & Challis, D 2008, 'Care staff working with people with dementia: training, knowledge and confidence', Dementia, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 227-238. https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301208091159

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Hughes, Jane ; Bagley, Heather ; Reilly, Siobhan ; Burns, Alistair ; Challis, David. / Care staff working with people with dementia : training, knowledge and confidence. In: Dementia. 2008 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 227-238.

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