Journal of Professional Nursing

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

Abstract:

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).

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