Peter Heath

6 is dementia a disability

An individual suffering from dementia, depending on their condition and the stage of their disease, might find it difficult to cross a street un-aided as their judgment of the speed of on-coming vehicles might be impaired, and they could pose a great danger to themselves and other road users. The disease is incurable and degeneration is inevitable. In some cases, the use of electronic devices to stimulate muscle movement might be needed as a walking aid, or the use of a wheelchair might be required if walking becomes impossible.

Furthermore, an individual with dementia might have difficulty withdrawing money from a cash machine and be unable to manage simple financial transactions, rendering them unable to shop unaided. There are many other examples of why a person suffering from dementia should be viewed as disabled as they suffer from physical and mental impairments that make it difficult, and sometimes impossible for them to carry out simple everyday tasks.