Sunday, June 28, 2009

Treating Me In Dementia

I had a long-time patient tell me last week that she had a solution for her own future dementia.

She would rig a bomb and wrap it as a gift to herself. If she ever developed dementia, she'd forget what was in the box and open it.

A nurse told me her advance directive includes a provision that if she cannot remember to ask for her medicines, she's not to receive them.

I'd add the exception that the care provider should give me morphine, antiemetics, haloperidol and lorazepam as needed.

Any other ideas?

1 comment:

  1. What if she gives it as a present to someone else?