I have a few people that I have told me that I think about dementia too much. Some have indicated to me that it is not good for me and my overall health. Some have even said that I am speaking it and God would not be pleased.
I live with dementia 24/7. I never have a break. If I wake up in the middle of the night, I am reminded that my dementia in some instances is the reason. It takes a cognitive and emotional toll on me. There is no way possible for anyone who does not live with this disease to understand. While I try to minimize the toll, there is still collateral damage; and, it becomes cumulative.
I would pose a question to anyone who would think the things I mentioned in paragraph one. "If you were living with something that affected you, twenty-four hours a day , everyday, "what would you do". The mental exhaustion that takes place can be overwhelming.
Robert Bowles, Jr.