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Dementia and end-of-life decisions : the Hastings Center is going to examine the question
Author / Source : The Hastings Center, National Institute in Aging Published on : News Temps de lecture : 1 min.
- Mental Health
The senior population in the United States is growing, and as such, so is the number of cases of dementia. When a person has dementia, they experience the progressive impairment of cognitive facilities, including memory, problem solving and language. There is no cure yet for dementia and there is no effective way to halt its progression. As the condition progresses, the affected person requires daily assistance and eventually total care. Because dementia causes a loss of many cognitive...