Trust me, you have to be knee-deep in it. But even then, even towards end-stage, there are those moments of lucidity followed by flashes of panic where you know what's wrong, but are powerless to do anything about it.
It's a long slow Journey to get to the point not being cognisant. Days filled with fear and Dreadful resignation.
Honest to Christ, I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
Unless you've been diagnosed, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say I've had much more experience with demented patients. And like you, I've also taken care of elderly family members losing their faculties.
But it ain't worth getting into a pissing match over. Dementia sucks for everybody.
NYS benefit cards, which cover Medicaid, have a picture. Again I ask, no one should have to show ID to vote, is that what is being said?
Look up Medicare and Medicaid cards on Google.
The argument is voting should be as accessible as possible, and voter ID laws limit accessibility, disproportionately so for some groups.
Stated another way, many of us believe voter disenfranchisement is a much bigger problem than voter fraud. Moreover, ID laws do little to reduce more common reasons for election fraud - absentee ballots, duplicate voting, felons voting, etc. And they cost money to implement.