Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Discrimination is bad, mmmkay?

This is a post copied from Nigel, but it is powerful.  My own Dad has dementia and the reality of it beings all this stuff to life.  I hope he excuses my hijacking of his material but it is very important.  I've seen those things too.....

Discrimination is bad, mmmkay?: What do the following three images have in common? Images found with Google Image search.

They are all unable to fend for themselves or express how they feel. They all need a lot of care and attention and can be very demanding. The last two also have to be fed & toileted.

So why is it that the first two images make people go "Squeeeeeeee!" but the third one doesn't?

Is it because the first two images give you something to look forward to but the third one doesn't?

We're all going to end up old one day if we're "lucky". Just hope and/or pray that when you get there, you either have caring partners and/or relatives to look after you, or independent care for the elderly has improved a lot. I've seen things.


Nigel Kinbrum said...

You're excused!

js290 said...

All we can do is try our best to avoid that outcome. Keep up the good work.