So often I meet somebody in pain... often agony..... due to arthritis.... they're told they need a new knee or a new hip... but they are advised to wait a few more years as joint replacements "don't last longer than 10 years".... well, this latest evidence suggests that such replacements actually last a lot longer....
I see people who are so restricted with the amount they can do due to pain, they reduce their activity, they get weaker and weaker... then by the time they have waited a "few years" for the joint replacement... they are weak and frail often.... they have the replacement, but they are so weak that recovery is often slow... or minimal....
Food for thought... should people be waiting until they're desperate for a joint replacement? Or should they be having them while they are still fit and can make the best use of them....?
People don’t suffer with dementia.... they live with dementia... when will the media understand this?!
This attitude is so damaging.... people with dementia don’t suffer with it... they live with it.... just like people don’t suffer with other diseases.... people live with them. Calling people living with dementia “sufferers” goes against everything we aim for - inclusion!
The story itself is just awful in itself, the BBC clearly are trying to raise awareness.... but they need to improve the way they report things.
Isle of Wight dementia sufferer left with just pyjamas http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-47292807