Category: D

Dementia

Dementia

Dementia, a devastating syndrome of multiple etiologies, probably affects up to 4 million people in the United States. The cost of the dementia syndromes to the United States has been estimated at up to $140 billion per year in caregiving costs, lost productivity, and medical and institutional care. Because the risk of dementia increases with [...]

August 18, 2011 More
de Beauvoir, Simone

de Beauvoir, Simone

Simone Lucie-Ernestine-Marie-Bertrand de Beauvoir was born in Paris on January 9, 1908, the eldest of two daughters of Frangoise and Georges de Beauvoir. She graduated from the Sorbonne in 1929. de Beauvoir was a philosopher, novelist, and essayist. Until 1943, de Beauvoir taught philosophy at several colleges, before devoting herself completely to writing. It was [...]

August 18, 2011 More
Day Care

Day Care

Day care is the care, on a continuing basis, of a child by someone other than the child’s parents. Day care can come in many forms, and it is not limited to daytime. Parents who work evenings and nights often need “day care” for children at night. Center-based day care is provided in a place [...]

August 17, 2011 More