Pocket-sized help for people with dementia

Collier, Roger
February 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 3, pE138
Academic Journal
The article focuses on James McKillop, a retired civil servant from Glasgow, Scotland, who was diagnosed with multi-infarct dementia. McKillop says that he struggles in stores in terms of remembering the names of things or count money which led to poor treatment from clerks. It mentions that McKillop invented the "Dementia Helpcard," which indicates that the bearer has an illness and would appreciate understanding and assistance. It adds that Alzheimer Scotland adopted McKillop's invented card.


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