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Comment Re:Wait, is this drawing conclusions (Score 1) 82

Social interactions help, yes. Adjust the four factors, roughly stated as physical environment, physical health, personal life, and other people. Consider it as a physical disabilty, after all the brain is damaged (protein build-up, strokes) and apply a physical model of disability. Communication is a two-way thing, and the attitude of other person is a major part of the problem. The view of the world of a person with dementia is just as valid as anyone else's. What we need to fix is people's attitudes to disability, not promote this ethically dubious "normal" or "average" person concept.

Comment Re:This doesn't agree with the research I've seen. (Score 1) 82

The article refers to dementia, but the references you provide relate to healthy cognitive funtions, ADHD, and substance abuse. There is a role for a role for medicines in the very last stages of demnentia, but until then adopting a social/phsyical model of disability is as effective, more ethical, and a whole lot cheaper.

It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.