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.