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Coun. Diane Deans, who chairs Ottawa's community and protective services committee, said she doesn't want a few negative high-profile incidents to tarnish the reputation of city-run long-term care facilities. The councillor in charge of Ottawa's city-run long-term care facilities says she's sorry about an incident that left a paralyzed dementia patient lying injured on the floor, but that she doesn't want a few negative high-profile cases to leave people thinking the city's homes are unsafe.NEXT ARTICLE
Dementia describes a range of symptoms of cognitive decline. For example memory loss, problems with reasoning and communication skills, and a reduction in a person's abilities and skills in carrying out daily activities. There are about 820,000 peo...