Seven hundred thousand people who have dementia in this country are not heard. I’m fortunate; I can be heard. Regrettably, it’s amazing how people listen if you stand up in public and give away $1 million for research into the disease, as I have done. Terry Pratchett
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In about six and a half years I will be what society calls “a senior citizen”. I find myself thinking about what I need to do so that I can live a healthy life. Also, been thinking about purchasing extra coverage for all things medical. I have already bought a whole life insurance policy to cover all my final expenses, for I did not want my daughter to be burden with such things.
There is one thing that seems to dominate this conversation that I have with myself, dementia.
I watched my best friend’s mother go down that hole. I use to share some great times with her. I watched as she wouldn’t recognize her own son. Her personality changed totally, she became aggressive. There were times my best friend would come over after visiting her in the senior home he would sit down and just cry.
I found out that many in that same home that nobody ever came to visit them. All they had was what they had in their room. If it weren’t for my friend’s mother I doubt I would have ever found myself visiting the care home.
So, there they are elderly and for what it is worth, invisible!