DEMENTIA AS A POLITICAL PAWN

UNBOXING FROM MY MEMORIES TODAY …. A VERY NEAR AND CLEAR MEMORY OF HOW DEMENTIA RECENTLY BECAME A POLITICAL PAWN DURING THE RECENT UK ELECTIONS.

UNWISELY THE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT DECIDED THAT IT WOULD EFFECTIVELY BE TAKING THE HOMES OF THE ELDERLY IN ORDER TO PAY FOR THEIR WELFARE IN FUTURE YEARS…. SOMETHING I BELIEVE GOVERNMENTS HAVE BEEN DOING FOR MANY YEARS AND HOW IT HAD NOT REALLY HIT THE HEADLINES UNTIL NOW I WILL NEVER KNOW…. ANYWAY THIS EFFECTIVE ‘TAX ‘ WAS CRUELLY LABELLED “DEMENTIA  TAX” BY THE PRESS AND CONSERVATIVE OPPOSITION…. TO CARRY SUCH A LABEL WAS INSENSITIVE AND DOWNRIGHT DEROGATORY TO THOSE OF OUR LOVED ONES THAT SUFFER FROM DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMERS ….

PEOPLE , THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN , SHOULD NOT BE BEING USED AS POLITICAL PAWNS WITH THE  IDEA OF GETTING ‘ONE OVER’ YOUR OPPOSITION PARTY..

SO CAN THE PRESS AND POLITICAL PARTIES PLEASE CHOOSE THEIR WORDS MORE WISELY IN THE FUTURE AS NAMING IT AFTER  THIS HORRIBLE DISEASE IS MOST CRUEL

HERE ENDETH MY LATEST POST

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