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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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Friday, October 13, 2017

alzheimers news-it affects them

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ive heard it many a time
in doctor meetings
nurse conversations
facebook postings
family get togethers

those medicaid folks just need to
get a job
buy their own insurance

in the state of iowa
1 in 4 folks with alzheimers in that state end up
on medicaid
most were hardworking tax paying folks
its probably not different in other states

they may start out on a cash basis at the
long term care place
but when the money runs out
thats when medicaid kicks in
most of the patients social securityor pensions are
turned over to help pay the costs

there is some left over each month for the spouse
so she or he doesnt have to be too indigent

when the patient dies the government then looks back
takes over some of the patients assets

i personally dont have a problem with that
since medicaid paid for their care for weeks to
sometimes years

this happened in our family
since we have had family members in long term care
facilities for their later stages of alzheimers disease

interesting is that this system
doesnt care
what your politics is
what your race is
what your religion is
it sort of works for everyone

so if you are reading this
if you havent been affected by this financial delimma
its likely you will

so look closely
when you read and hear about those medicaid cuts
it will likely affect you eventually
the money may not be there for you or your loved ones care

think about how this will affect you
when you hear the rhetoric
dont let your politics get in the way

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santa barbara walk to end alzheimers october 28th

the organicgreen doctor

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