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Dealing with Disability: Cognitive Impairments & Homelessness
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Homeless people with cognitive impairments affecting thought, memory, speech, and/or psychosocial competence present some of the toughest challenges that clinicians face. Indeed, too many choose to avoid these difficult clients altogether — an option that experienced homeless assistance providers find unacceptable. The following articles describe the complex tapestry of cognitive disabilities and homelessness, and specify practical strategies to assure that these extremely vulnerable people receive the assistance they need to achieve stability, minimize dysfunction, and maximize competency. (Authors)
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