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Alzheimer's Disease
Don't wait until it's too late to discuss your medical care
Don't wait until it's too late to discuss your medical care

“Mr. B is a 76-year-old Vietnam veteran presenting with profound left sided weakness.” No matter what information was about to follow this opening sentence, I knew this patient was definitely in harm’s way. Sure enough, as the presentation continued, our team learned that Mr. B had noticed decline in his physical function for a few weeks at home, on top of worsening memory and cognition over several years. Soon he noted a heaviness in his left arm and leg, as well as pain in his ribcage, and in a matter of days he was so incredibly weak that he was crawling up and down the stairs. In an urgent care clinic, a chest x-ray revealed a large mass in his right lung, and further...

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