Who Cares for the Carer?
Jacqui Williams, RGON, Horowhenua Hospital, Levin
Reference: Williams, J. (1991). Who Cares for the Carer? Nursing Praxis in New Zealand 6(2) 15-18
It is generally recognised that the brain is more than just an organ; it is the seat of coordination, creativity and intelligence. Thus, even though Dementia is described as brain failure, it is not to be compared with other organic diseases such as heart failure. T is not only an organic illness, but a personal illness, it diminishes the personality (Symonds, 1981).