I’m too old, and definitely past being worried if being too honest or too direct is seen as confronting or annoying.
After all, just like you (sooner or later), I’m dying.
To say I’m more than tired of the hidden agendas of academics and others in the dementia world, is a major understatement.
Many, including very eminent academics, do have significant conflicts of interests which go undeclared when publishing articles, or advising governments, and this continues to be a serious concern. It needs calling out.
At the World Health Assembly at the United Nations in Geneva last week, many people there stated they believed a ‘few highly regarded academics’ had too much power, (yes, even when they are wrong). I definitely agree.
How long will it take for real change?
I doubt in my lifetime, which makes me sad for every newly diagnosed person with dementia, which is currently at the rate of every 3.2 seconds somewhere in the world.