Struggling With Dementia.
Having looked after my mother for over twenty years, this issue remains an important topic in our lives. Although this essay addressed the American scene, its concerns are as applicable worldwide, where healthcare systems are unprepared to cope with the foreseeable future’s dementia tsunami. The initial burden, apart from the economic costs, lies inextricably with the sufferers’ families, going well beyond dollars and cents, involving unquantifiable resources in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual output. Doug Irving tracks the story of Michael as he tries to cope with his mother’s illness.
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