- Sep 6, 2013
And this is exactly why players should chase every dollar they can.
What heartbreaking news. Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia, and an utterly dehumanizing way to go.
This will lead to significant debate for the future of contact sport. There aren't any bigger names than Wally.
Back in Wally's day, getting a head knock and staying on the field was how you got the respect of fans and players.
That has been the biggest obstacle I think, getting the current players and those players who are now in the media to get on board with this new approach. A bit like a bloke walking in to see a psychologist about mental health, it's not weak. However, once upon time it was.
Some years ago, I set up and established a dementia unit in an aged care facility. Working with geriatric patients and also military veterans was what I did before I had to leave my job to care full time for my brother who had lost both of his legs. He has since passed away, in 2019, but my heart always stayed with patients who were suffering from dementia, geriatric patients and also with the veterans too.What heartbreaking news. Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia, and an utterly dehumanizing way to go.