Meanwhile at the VA Dementia Ward

Never

Just came back from weekly visit to VA in Bedford MA, the dementia unit.

What stays in my mind is the fellow at the next table who yelled out, “Somebody, can you get me out of here?” A few minutes later he said, quietly, “I will never get out of here.”

(The photo is a self-portrait. Respecting the privacy of the veteran, I am standing in for him.)

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