Dementia in a psychiatric setting is defined as “severe impairment or loss of intellectual capacity and personality integration, due to the loss of or damage to neurons in the brain,” according to dictionary.reference.com/dementia.
Most people in North America have been personally affected by the detrimental illness of dementia. When we hear of dementia affecting the lives of our celebrities, politicians, and sports stars, we witness the debilitating realities of this disease on many people outside of our own family.
To read about more famous people who lived with a diagnosis of dementia, see the remainder of the article at http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/famous-dementia.shtml.
As an adult child of senior parents, your life must be very busy. There are other family members to take care of as well as your job to go to. Maintaining a social life and getting in some relaxation time are vitally important. When you need some extra help caring for your senior parent, consider hiring home care services; it’s the perfect choice for getting your loved one the help she needs.
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