Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Volitional Dementia

I recently saw an elderly gentleman whose wife thought he might be developing dementia.

To introduce the subject I stated "Your wife is concerned that you forget things.  Do you have any trouble with your memory?"

"Not unless I want to."

Monday, October 5, 2009

Ezekiel Emanuel and Medical Rationing- Link

Ezekiel Emanuel (Rahm Emanuel's brother) is an influential player in health care reform and rationing. I began to write posts descibing his writings, but I didn't complete the pieces, yearning for someone more erudite to do so.

DrRich (the must-read writer on medical rationing) has now published a must-read article on Emanuel here.