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We hear about broken hips – surgeries abound-

Some reluctantly tell us that cancer has been found-

On some families – heart attacks have taken their hold-

Weakening of immune systems have also been told.

But mental diseases – only of these do we quietly speak-

It is still considered only of those who are weak.

This is not so – as some will eventually see-

Sometimes it comes from the family tree.

Dementia happens sometimes as we grow old-

To some it comes early – others are on hold.

But it may come- rare as that may seem-

We might as well learn about it, from info we gleam.

Learn & be aware of what you can do-

And don’t be aloof – it can happen to you.