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Book Review

Dementia: Mind, Meaning, and the Person

Helen Lavretsky, MD

Published: August 31, 2008

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This book brings together philosophers and clinicians to explorethe conceptual issues that arise in connection with dementia,an increasingly common illness associated with mental,physical, and cognitive decline. With the global "graying" ofthe population, dementia becomes a part of everybody’s life.Understanding of the individual differences in the abilities lostcan enhance patients’ and families’ experience of the diseaseprogression.’ ‹

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Volume: 69

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