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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, February 9, 2018

alzheimers news-now they are gone

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the other night or should i say early early morning
i sat on our couch looking out over our courtyard of
our condo
looking across the way to where he lives
the one with dementia
i saw the light on
there he was roaming around in the middle of the night
how tired his wife must get from being woked up at night
then having to stay awake during the day
he could bolt out the door and be on his way
something bad could happen

as i was looking out
i was also reading my newsfeeds
there it was
the story i had read a few days before
about the elderly texas panhandle couple that had gone missing
in their car it seems

i know when i read that before
i thought to myself
this is not going to end well

it reminded me of a story a few years ago
also in texas
where in a nearby town
an elderly couple just disappeared
never being found
until months later
off a cliff in the hills and mountains of arkansas
hundreds of miles away
on a windy road there
they were found in the car
at the bottom of the ravine

i thought to myself
thats whats going to happen to this couple in texas

i was right
it didnt end well

they were found miles away
in new mexico
down a long 2 track road
they found their car
later they were found
they had died both of them
from exposure

just like that
they are gone

i dont know
im sure that at least one of them if not both probably had
thats what killed them

here is the link to a news report on the tragedy

dont let this happen to your loved ones
dont be afraid to make them angry
take away or lose the keys or disconnect the battery or some
ignition wire
do something

i told my wife she after that night
after reading about that couple

please dont let that happen to me
we have good long term care insurance
please i said
put me away where its safe

dont let that happen to me

the organicgreen doctor

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