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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, March 30, 2018

alzheimers news-is he guilty

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recently i read this article about a man
with alzheimers that lives in ohio who was arrested
for shooting his wife
he is in jail on a $1,000,000 bond

not the main reason but one of the reasons we dont
have a gun in our house
is that deep down i worry about what would happen
as this disease progresses
as one gets more confused and more demented
would a demented person take that gun
and make some poor decision with it

usually if the gun is used
the dementia patient turns it on themselves
thats not the way i way to go
i would like to just lay down one night
and never wake up
just go while working in my garden

not in some traumatized way

i know there was the case where the husband
took his gun
shot his wife who had advancing alzheimers disease

was he guilty
but he was sane
will he go to jail and serve time
should he
legally yes
should he

what if he had used sleeping pills or another drug
should he

this most recent case
is a little different
he has the dementia
he for some reason shot his wife for why we dont know
based on his diagnosis
we may never know

one of my worries
for my younger brother as his disease advanced
was the guns he had in his house
he being an avid hunter
could have easily grabbed one and in his state of confusion
shot himself or someone else
his family removed the guns from the house
thank goodness
so should you

folks with alzheimers disease have a problem with depression
ill let you know
as someone who will be facing this downfall down that
slippery slope one day
it crosses your mind
you do think about it

when the time comes to do something
like in the movie still alice
the mind isnt good enough to carry it out

back to the ohio man
is he guilty
is he like the person who is mentally deranged
who kills someone
they are found not guilty because of mental illness

is there a statue for
not guilty for murder because of alzheimers disease

how would you vote if you were on the jury

dont worry about making them upset or mad at you
please remove car keys and guns from their possessions
both can be lethal
to themselves or to others

the oganicgreen doctor

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