Showing there is a life after a diagnosis of Dementia,

Within the decreasing limits of this disease,

Never claiming an easy life with Dementia,

Pushing back at the stigma and ignorance.

 

Forced Disablement,

Receiving Dehumanisation,

When there should be enablement,

And also rehabilitation.

 

Getting berated at every turn,

By some professionals and their rage,

Who only see Dementia,

At the Palliative stage.

 

By a media that uses fear and dread,

To increase their sales and clicks,

Not considering the harm and damage,

That there greed will inflict.

 

Showing there is a life after a diagnosis of Dementia,

This has now become a crime,

Never claiming an easy life with Dementia,

As it just gets worse over time.

 

Copyright © Howard Gordon 2019