This is to students/professionals/carers etc. etc. Do you have this problem? You highlight an issue re: dementia and want to highlight and share it with people... only to find that NO-ONE is interested AT ALL WHATSOEVER. An example: the 'Hands Off Dementia Drugs Campaign' - I posted that on a forum YONKS back, and although the membership was very high, it only had 13 views! I mean... what is it about the word 'dementia' that makes people avoid it and cross over the road (or it's 'cyberworld' equivalent). This isn't the case 24/7 I have to say... at my University (UCLAN/Preston) I took a LOAD of the campaign postcards in and a lecturer ver kindly let me distribute them... I must have shifted 40+ which is excellent, and I hope the people who took the cards have helped in the campaign. But as I say, generally this doesn't happen... do people just not care or is dementia not as 'fashionable' as some of the more 'popular illnesses' - believe me, I don't choose these terms lightly, but I think that on a 'Top Of The Pops' type chart of illnesses, I reckon dementia wouldn't even be in the first 20! I often wonder if I'm viewes as the person who's always 'banging on' about dementia by folk who know me, but I have to say, I don't think of that as a 'slur' as I am proud of my promotion of these issues... again (to bring this thread back to it's original point) I have to say that I wish more people were interested. What's your views/experiences re: this? N.