This is the story of Pam and John; she in her early 50’s and John is 62. Pam is a college professor. John taught at a local community college until diagnosed with Parkinson’s in March 2008, then Lewy Body Dementia in April.


Thursday, October 30, 2008


An English blogging doctor has a fascinating post in which he says that some patients who are unhappy at the stage where they see their dementia progressing become happier when the medication that was helping them is stopped and they progress further into a level of dementia where they are no longer aware of their losses. A painful thought.

John is not a very reflective person and is determined to make the best of his situation, so he doesn't seem too depressed by his losses. I wonder if he will be at a later point.

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