Moving Beyond a Dementia Diagnosis
The Difficulty of Alerting Caregivers Without Restraining Elders Ongoing

Dementia as a Disability: Should the US Follow the UK?

Brain5A report by the Mental Health Foundation (UK) is calling for dementia to be treated as a disability. They said, correctly, that dementia is seen as a disease like many others in that it should be curable. Tragically, only when dementia is caused by medications, infections or some rare, operable situation is it curable. Instead, it is a relentlessly progressive, destructive disease with which the affected must live until they eventually die. The Foundation says that it is also crucial that people with dementia have their rights respected and upheld. 

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