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  •  Wow. Just wow. (2+ / 0-)
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    Ahianne, puzzled

    My sympathies to you and your family - but the more I hear about medical care for the 99%, the more I think of America as a Dickensian dystopia.

    My great-aunt was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a significant number of years ago (she has since passed on). The hospital referred her husband to a small group of organisations which provide in-house care for patients of degenerative conditions at a steep discount (they're subsidised both by private donations and public funding) who helped him deal with the practical implications of her condition.

    I'm not going to pretend that Pat & Laurie's last years together were all happiness and flowers. She was suffering from Alzheimer's, after all - there was stress, emotional trauma and many other things. But Uncle Laurie had support and help when he needed it, and that counts for a lot.

    "Violence never requires translation, but it often causes deafness." - Bareesh the Hutt.

    by Australian2 on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 11:16:26 PM PDT

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