If I get dementia…..

If I get dementia….. A poem by Rachael Wonderlin. When you work in dementia care, people tend to ask you a lot of questions. Probably one of the most common questions that I hear is, “Are you afraid to get dementia when you’re older?” Honestly, there are many things that scare me much more than dementia does. Don’t get me wrong: dementia is a terrible group of diseases. I’ve been fortunate, however, to see many of the beautiful moments that people with dementia can experience. Just in case I do get dementia, I’ve written a list of rules I’d like to live by. If I get dementia, I’d like my family to hang this wish list up on the wall where I live. If I get dementia, I want my friends and family to embrace my reality If I get dementia, I don’t want to be treated like a child. Talk to>>>

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