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Dementia vs Rementia

Dementia Aware: what you need to know about rementia   Dementia literally means ‘without mind’ and is derived from the Latin word demens. Unfortunately, the word dementia or demented has become synonymous with words such as crazy, insane, unhinged, disturbed, mad. This has resulted in people with dementia being labelled

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Self-Injury In Children By Leah Davies, M.Ed.

Catherine’s elementary school teacher noticed cuts on Catherine’s arm and asked what had happened. Catherine responded that she had fallen off her bike into some thorns. The teacher did not think any more about it. But later, she noted that Catherine always wore long-sleeved shirts and long pants even when

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