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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, December 11, 2020

alzheimers news-alzheimers patients and covid 19


i thought about what i would want done if i was in the later stages of alzheimers disease and i got the covid 19 infection

i would want my family to let me go
would i want them to give me the covid 19 vaccine if i was in the later stages of alzheimers disease
my answer would be 
give that vaccine to someone younger and in better health

now i understand also that immunizing all the long term care facility patients against covid 19 is important to stop the spread to other patients and to the staff
i guess if that would be why i would get it then i would say ok if thats why

i also thought of my mom and my younger brother what it would be like if they were alive today and in the long term facility in the later stages of the dieasee

how awful would it be to not to be able to visit them 
they may not seem to be there whenever you visit them at that stage but they know somewhere inside that you came to visit them
they know

they would be at the highest risk for contracting covid 19 and their chances of surviving it would be low

the death rate among alzheimers disease patients has increased dramatically
by the end of october there had been about 35,000 more deaths in alzheimers patients than what was expected

social isolation
covid 19 infections
breakdown of our health care
could it be rationing of care
poor health and lower immune system
lack of care

is this the death panel scenarios that scared people a few years ago

if things get worse in the hospitals these patients will be the ones that get sacrificed when tough choices have to made as to who lives and who dies

it seems we may be at that point in some states

the organicgreendoctor

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