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Monday, May 04, 2009

Is Alzheimer's a Memory Disability?

By Laura Bramley

I wanted to get a read from people, some input, perhaps even a reality check...
I think that Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia ought to be thought of as a memory disability, a disability of memory. To be sure, it's a little different than your typical disability such as paralysis, missing limbs and the like, but there was a time, not so long ago, that having such a disability meant that one resigned oneself to a life behind closed doors, not being able to go anywhere, completely dependent upon caregivers for everything. That's where we are at with dementia right now. We are at the stage where people in wheelchairs were when they had no ramps to get on the sidewalk from the street, where there were no lifts into the bus and when there were no ramps to get into buildings and no open door buttons. Read the full article...

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