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Since the 1960s, the US Congress has borrowed money from the Medicare and Social Security Trusts — money deducted from the salaries of all workers — and used it for defense, foreign aid, defense, social services, defense, medical services, wars, defense, bombs, and Congressional pork.

Now, Trusts funded by by workers’ salary deductions to pay for retirement living and healthcare expenses are supposedly going to go bankrupt because dementia is reportedly going to destroy these programs.

Truly one of the great cons in history. For decades Congress has committed fraud by stealing from the pension fund Trusts to pay for goodies for special interests that have resulted in their own re-elections.

Now, instead of getting mad at Congress and throwing the big violators in prison, we (or my children) are supposed to get angry at our parents for having dementia.

The US has prosecuted organized crime for decades for stealing from pension plans.

Somehow we forgot to prosecute the biggest violator.

Stop blaming dementia for the destruction of Social Security and Medicare. Responsible elected officials would not have stolen from these trusts or would not have enacted tax cuts while taking money from needed social network services from the future.

There is a way to fix this problem available to you in November. I hope you use it.

The experience of time when you have dementia is quite different from the period before you had dementia.

For me, one of the larger changes that occurred is the experience of time, both in the short term (during a single day) and in weeks, months, and years. Compressed yes. Also VERY NONLINEAR.

Here are a few suggested names I have come up with for the time zone in which many persons with dementia live.

There are two big problems in this naming process.

First, there are many different experiences of time so not all persons with dementia are “synchronized.”

Second, persons with dementia can live in more than one time zone simultaneously. I am a good example of that. I think of this time zone shifting as being in a science fiction novel going through alternate universes in a time machine. Dr. Who on dementia.

Never one to walk away from a challenge …

 

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