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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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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

how do they die

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it just seems that when alzheimers patients die they usually dont die a peaceful death
many if they make it to the end of the last stage of the disease
they die lying in bed unable to swallow or drink anything
usually blinking not able to talk or they may be in a coma
those who are lucky have died sooner from things like strokes heart attacks commonly pneumonia to name a few

a few have a more violent end to their lives
wander off and walk in front of a car or a train or a bus or a truck
wander off and fall down an embankment or into a body of water or into a swimming pool
they get in their cars and drive off a cliff or into a building or into a pedestrian or into another vehicle or building or car or train or bus or truck
in this case injuring or killing not just themselves but others

some die even more violently
using their guns

last night i saw a show where a retired sheriff picked up a what was thought an unloaded gun since he had insisted on seeing his gun
he picked up the pistol
pointed it at his wife
shot her right in the abdomen
luckily even though she was gravely injured she survived
what if that had been a child that was shot

sometimes patients with alzheimers turn the guns on themselves
leaving an unsightly violent scene for relatives to deal with
emotionally for years

my suggestion
get rid of the guns
no dont just lock them up get rid of them
alzheimers patients can be houdinis sometimes

i know one person with a lot of guns as he worsened the family removed them from the home since they worried he would shoot himself or others
remember part of alzheimers disease is depression sometimes severe and paranoia

take away the keys to the car
this isnt the time to be worried about their feelings
do you wan them mad at you or dead or someone else dead

put a monitor on the person so he or she can be tracked
put identification on them
i want my wife to put an implant in me like they do the dogs
maybe even give me my first tatoo with my name birthday spouses name
i definitely will tatoo a dnr in caps across my chest
that stands for do not resuscitate

put safety locks on your doors
i see our neighbor wonder off frequently
something bad will happen to him unless his disease gets him first

put away things like knives
lock someway the gas on the stoves if you have a gas stove

look around for ways they can fall like rugs and stairs
many of these alzheimers patients die from head trauma from falls

how do they die
in the final stages but if they are lucky they will die sooner from a natural disease like heart attack stroke infection

lets not let them die a violent death
these can be prevented

the organicgreen doctor

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