Friday, March 14, 2014
Acceptance of dementia is coming, denial is still a problem.
Everyone has a choice whether to accept this disease, or to ignore it. That is the only choice we all have. Patients, family members, and caregivers.
There are many who just won't for whatever reasons even acknowledge that their is even anything wrong.
It's like cancer was in the 60's. You didn't dare mention the "C" word.
Dementia is like that now. It is getting better. But we have a long ways to go. Not talking about any problem never solved anything.
But I certainly know many don't. Denial has a huge part to play in this. If they don't talk about it, it doesn't exist or it will go away.