In recent posts, we’ve explored some of the research breakthroughs for Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Although scientists have yet to find a cure for this type of mental disability, new discoveries are being made all the time. The most recent discovery sounds more like urban legend, rather than science.
The onset of a disability is never a welcome event, but it can be particularly devastating in childhood. A recent profile of a 2-year-old who was diagnosed with a rare condition affecting her left arm illustrates the financial problems that can face parents trying to care for disabled children.
Disability assistance may be available from several sources. For example, a wounded veteran may receive assistance from both the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as the Social Security Administration. In addition, state benefits under Medicaid or other programs may also be available.