3 years ago, i started learning about Dementia.
Before that, it was an invisible condition to me.
All i can say about the disease at that time was:
“Oh, you will forget things right.”
I’m upset at my ignorance towards this rising condition and I’m upset at how ignorant the the general public is towards this condition.
“Aiya, old already is like that, it’s normal that they forget stuff and be physically weak.” or “Wow, he’s so young and forgetful already. Must be the stress.”
Those were the words of the many people I have met, those were also the words of the caregivers and person with dementia.
I advocate because people need to know dementia, people need to understand the stress and difficulties caregivers and persons with dementia go through.