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I certainly wouldn't label you, or any other care giver doing their best, as a "bad guy." Though I would respectfully disagree with one thing you said.
Your statement that "By the time a person reaches the age of 85, half of us will have some type of dementia..." is an all-too-common misconception. On average, 88% of senior women will complete their life without dementia, and 92% of men will complete their life without dementia. (Hill)
There are certainly plenty of other circumstances that can necessitate senior care, and dementia is by no means a small issue, but we do a disservice to the senior community at large when we make assumptions that the majority of seniors have (or will have) dementia.
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