Could you Facetime your doctor when you are on holiday in Greece rather than having to wade through the complexities of health insurance (yes, Brexiters) and a foreign health system?
You are unconscious, the focus for the doctors and nurses is maintaining your physiology with particular attention to your brain and heart.
Nevertheless, within the dark underbelly of medicine, where geriatricians live, there are some quite stunning effects often, from stopping and sometimes starting medicines.
if you choose to follow this path in life, without basing your actions on, I guess, vocation, you are in trouble
How to change the system?
Here we have it, a system that needs to be changed, a system that is changing and a process that is threatening to kill that system – you might think of puberty with anabolic steroids or platform boots – wobbly, unsafe and unsightly.
Habits are our liberation, they are also a limitation
An old man living alone, is that the problem? Is the problem that it is a problem?
I have recently been asked to show what I do, to demonstrate, I guess, how much value I am for the money spent on me.
As time marches on, with each passing decade, more men will develop these symptoms, until, in their 80’s and 90’s, they are almost universal.
I’m sorry if this sounds a little dark, and that, is probably part of the reason most people don’t want to go-here.
So, I have a problem with the elderly; what do I do when I have James, a 95 year old man, with coal tattoos crisscrossing his knees from years down the pit, as he coughs and lies in bed worrying about his wife who is at home, struggling to cope herself.
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