Updated: Dec 26, 2020
What a week!
I am bubbling and fizzing with ideas and things I'd like to do, but sometimes I am frustrated by what I perceive to be inertia in others.
Now don't get me wrong. I know that I am sometimes unreasonable in my expectations - we all have "other fish to fry", but I am DESPERATE to use my meagre skills and talents before they drain away and I become like one of the pitiful old dementia sufferers so often portrayed in the Media. I have skills. I have determination. I have energy. I am hungry to play a part in educating and informing people about the wonderful curse of living with dementia. The ups. The downs. The disappointments and the tricks to exist comfortably with one's diagnosis and subsequent, slow deterioration. People tell me that things can't be done because of "lockdown", and I understand that much of the face-to-face work is not possible. But what about the lobbying and advertising work? Surely we should be using the time we used to spend talking to groups of people, to lobby politicians, businesses and people at local, regional and national levels to recruit them to join our fight for a greater awareness and understanding of Dementia?
Instead, nothing much seems to be happening.
We live in peculiar times, but we still live. And while we live, we should continue to press forward with our agendas, rather than hunkering down in our separate bunkers and lying low until the coast is clear.
Let the "working groups" work.
Let the "Associations" associate.
But let's not do NOTHING.
Time is my enemy, and I have a picture in my mind of a fuse burning slowly but inexorably towards a barrel of gunpowder... Is there anything I can do for YOU?
Please let me know. I'm so sick of feeling underused.