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Not To Everybody’s Taste

Living with Dementia

Yesterday we learned of the death of Baroness Thatcher. I was hoping this would invoke some more talk about dementia, but the news coverage so far seems to skim over that she was suffering from it. This topic has given me a great deal to think about so apologies if this post is a little higgledy piggledy.

Firstly I wanted to elaborate on something I said on Twitter yesterday, 140 characters just doesn’t sum up my feelings well enough! I understand that some people have been deeply affected by policies implemented during Thatcher’s time as PM but I have heard some truly vile things being said the last 24 hours. And I do not think that is OK. It is bad enough to be disrespectful about the dead, throwing parties in the street to celebrate her death when her poor family are mourning?!, but as Lady Thatcher had dementia I…

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