The reasons for this probably relate more to my perception of doctoring than an inherent inability to count – although I was never a natural at maths, more the realisation, or, perhaps, my perception that numbers don’t really matter
I suspect some of this reflects the stage a person reaches when they realise that who they are is what they are.
I was going to write about monkeys, Planet of the Apes and Spiral Dynamics. Afraid I am a little too hay-fevered from early morning walk with dog; In the meantime, here are thoughts on bananas – I feel that of the fruits, bananas must be the loneliest. In a bunch they are OK, but whenContinue reading “Spiral 3 part 2 ½ (the one with the monkeys) & the ultimate banana.”
I sit on the veranda, Un-noticed. Adults are awake, admiring the dark water. No one looks up. A child, five or six, would see me, older folk are mostly fixed on the ground, watching for hazards, lost in thought, Inside their heads; Not where the beauty is revealed.
Sitting, waterfront veranda over the Sea of Galilee, called Lake Tiberias, Ha-Kineret in Hebrew or Bahr Aljalil in Arabic; I hear wood pigeon and sparrows. A generator in the background mostly slips away as I stop listening to its drone; the sea is calm. The water, a black mirror reflecting a rising sun, which itselfContinue reading “the sea”
It is more than this.
It is survival.
At this level of development or, evolution that was what worked at that time; what more was there?
…all the way from human genome project, face transplants, over-the-counter Viagra, genomics and gene therapy to long-length of stay, delayed discharges and workforce crises.
For someone who has dementia and, as previously described, there isn’t ‘dementia’ but infinite individual variations based upon the person’s life history, experience, physiology and, well, pathology.
Now we are learning that language, behaviour, how we behave and relate to people living with dementia is probably more important than the medicine;
All of these add richness to relationship and whilst not essential for me prescribing penicillin are essential to my humanity.