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12 Wishes for Dementia

Recently a Twitter friend asked us what our twelve wishes for dementia would be. I’ve thought long and hard about it and come up with mine. Please read to the tune of twelve days of christmas.

With regards to dementia, my first wish would be, prevention to this disease

With regards to dementia, my second wish would be, funding research and prevention to this disease

With regards to dementia, my third wish would be a cure for all, funding research and prevention to this disease

With regards to dementia, my fourth wish would be broadcast discussions. a cure for all, funding research and prevention to this disease

With regards to dementia, my fifth wish would be awareness, broadcast discussion, a cure for all, funding research and prevention to this disease

With regards to dementia, my sixth wish would be better treatment in shops, awareness, broadcast discussion, a cure for all, funding research and prevention to this disease

With regards to dementia, my seventh wish would be parliamentry turn out, better treatment in shops, awareness, broadcast discussion, a cure for all, funding research and prevention to this disease

With regards to dementia, my eight wish would be a dementia minister, parliamentry turn out, better treatment in shops, awareness, broadcast discussion, a cure for all, funding research and prevention to this disease

With regards to dementia, my ninth wish would be free drop in centres, a dementia minister, parliamentry turn out, better treatment in shops, awareness, broadcast discussion, a cure for all, funding research and prevention to this disease

With regards to dementia, my tenth wish would be all hours support line, free drop in centres, a dementia minister, parliamentry turn out, better treatment in shops, awareness, broadcast discussion, a cure for all, funding research and prevention to this disease

With regards to dementia my eleventh wish would be promoting peoples choices, all hours support line, free drop in centres, a dementia minister, parliamentry turn out, better treatment in shops, awareness, broadcast discussion, a cure for all, funding research and prevention to this disease

With regards to dementia my twelfth wish would be positive care news, promoting peoples choices, all hours support line, free drop in centres, a dementia minister, parliamentry turn out, better treatment in shops, awareness, broadcast discussion, a cure for all, funding research and prevention to this disease

 

Just to clarify some of those:

positive care news – positive coverage of the great job so many care homes, and care companies and unpaid carers are doing

promoting peoples choices – recognising that someone with dementia can still make choices, and helping them to do this in a safe way

all hours support line – a 24h telephone, text or email service for those of us who struggle and just need a pep talk or a different way of looking at things and wish to remain anonymous

free drop in centres – a dream of mine is to set up and run places where carers and individuals with dementia can come, relax, do activities and forget about the stress of day to day life for a few hours a week.

a dementia minister – someone to represent and discuss the issues surrounding dementia in a way the government can understand

parliamentry turn out – when there is a debate, for some of the MP’s to actually turn up rather than open swimming pools

better treatment in shops – for shops and businesses to understand and be able to react better in situations where dementia is involved (here’s looking at you red bank)

awareness – education from an earlier age about dementia and it’s effects

broadcast discussion – for TV programmes to have an informed discussion about dementia rather than just mentioning it needs talking about and then moving on to the next item (yes This Morning I mean you)

a cure for all – well duh!

funding research – if we are going to find a cure, or prevention we need money and time and dedicated scientists 

prevention to this disease – even if we don’t find a cure immediately, if we could find a way to prevent just a few cases, and prevent one or two families going through this I’d be happy for a while.

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3 thoughts on “12 Wishes for Dementia

  1. As ever a brilliant account of what we all crave…a Dementia aware /Dementia free society. Tried singing it Kirsty but got asked to stop lol xx

    • Nice to meet you 🙂 I agree funding and research are basically the fundamentals to all the wishes. But first we need others to understand what a rough ride it can be xx

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