I have been an advocate for dementia related issues for a decade now.
This all began when I was a pre-teen hanging around the long-term care facility that my mom worked at as a health-care aide.
I would often come to her work and inevitably made buddies with some of the residents, many of whom had dementia. That was my first glimpse of dementia and institutionalised care for older adults.
All forms of dementia- including Alzheimer’s Disease, needs more attention, research and advocates to be involved.
For far too long, Alzheimer’s has been wrongly categorised as “an old person’s disease” and it’s time for a change.
With the rapid rate at which the disease is growing, it’s time to get the younger folks, who will be the older folks before too long, involved.