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Alzheimer’s - The New Financial Sink-Hole of the 21st century
The story of a happy man facing Alzheimer’s
Here is the story …..
It was about half past eight, one morning when an elderly gentleman in his eighties arrived at a doctor’s clinic to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at nine.
The doctor took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him. The doctor saw him looking at his watch and decided, since he was not busy with another patient, he would evaluate his wound. On examination, the wound appeared to have healed, so the doctor talked to one of the other doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and re-dressed his wound.
While taking care of wound, the doctor asked the elderly man if he had another doctor’s appointment this morning. The aged man said no, he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife.
The doctor then inquired about her health. He soon learnt that she had been there at the nursing home for a while now and that she was a victim of the Alzheimer’s.
As they talked, the doctor asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late. He replied she no longer knew who he was and she had not recognized him in five years now.
The doctor was surprised, and asked him, “And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?”
He smiled as he patted the doctor’s hand and said, “She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is!”
The doctor had to hold back tears as the man left, and thought, ‘That is the kind of love I want in my life.’ True love is neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be. The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.
What do we know about the Alzheimer’s?
The Facts about Alzheimer’s at America
- - 44% American consider this as the most dreadful disease
- - Some Americans spend more than 100K USD on home nursing care of Alzheimer patients, their Kith & Kin.
- - Alzheimer’s remains incurable and 100% fatal. People outlive heart disease, cancer & stroke but are hunted by Alzheimer’s. It is the worst way to die, losing one’s mind.
- - A brain destroyed by Alzheimer’s looks like a rotting Cauliflower. The disease spreads through the brain knocking out the memory, then speech, thinking and the vital functions like swallowing.- Americans dodge Alzheimer’s by eating fish, flax seed and do crossword puzzles to beat the disease.
We need a medical break through to beat Alzheimer’s. But please continue to love the Kith & Kin down with the disease!
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