There’s one apparently ‘professional expert’ on social media who has constantly questioned the diagnosis of what he himself have labelled, ‘high profile’ people with dementia. This has led me to question his ‘professional expertise’.
He’s an ‘old age psychiatrist’ so not even a neurologist or expert in imaging, so why does he think he has the ‘expert knowledge’ to question when they/we’ve all had a diagnosis with proof?
I’m not sure why he sees it appropriate to publicly question and publicly diagnose when he’s not been involved in any of their/our diagnosis. So why does he continue to do this? He was at it again the other day, not directly at me this time, but one of my dear friends – what makes a professional behave in this unethical manner?
As I’m sure I’ve said before, I no longer feel the emotion of anger – I have 3 states, happy, sad or content. So I find it incredibly sad when I see such comments appear periodically. It also upsets my daughters, which is even worse.
People like that are the reason why I continue to speak out. I won’t be silenced by ignorance and unkindness.
I wouldn’t wish a diagnosis of dementia on anyone but if he lived in any of our shoes for 24 hours he may change his mind. Does he think we/they ‘enjoy’ living with dementia?
If professionals are supposed to make you sad and depressed then he’s very good at his job. However, I’d really like to think he’s in the minority and many I’ve met have been glad to learn more about the reality to give them a better understanding of their patients and more insight into being able to help them.
I love Twitter, as most people are kind. They can question in a kind way.
I doubt this will ever be the case for this person as he’s continued to do this for the last 4 years. How sad for his patients …….. I no longer engage in conversation with him – what’s the point?
And now I’ve used the block button …….