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Benny figures it out and dies of complications of a virus (or the Mole in the Hole)

Benny recommended a post-doc biology woman (the fifth Jet) to an old friend and accomplice at Woods Hole years ago, knowing that one day the payoff would be monumental. Woods Hole and the Jackson Laboratory at Bar Harbor Maine are the Silicon…

Benny goes to Woods Hole XIII

A. K. A. Catch and Kill or Cash and Kill Benny had a few bags of cash to drop off around Boston before he went to Woods Hole. ‘’Catch and kIll” is a tabloid term when the publisher of a tabloid calls a celebrity about whom he is prepared…

Driving and Dementia Part 2

  Dr. John Hopkins with part 2 of driving with dementia, discussing concerns about family members with dementia and when it is right to revoke driving privileges. John Hopkins · Dementia and Driving Part 2

Driving and Dementia

Dr. John Hopkins discusses how to approach someone with dementia and concerns about safe driving. John Hopkins · Driving and Dementia

Prospective Contact Tracing

Benny took a break from insider trading in soon-to-fail biotech companies, particularly those with dementia and viral breakthroughs, to pivot. Among a number of “to do’s” on his list was a notion about contact tracing and high tech. NASCAR…

Johnny can’t smell - Part XI

The customer sipped his coffee as Johnny made change. He made a face and handed back the coffee complaining, “this isn’t what I ordered. Smell it!” She remade the drink correctly and apologized saying, “my bad. It’s on me today.”…

Agent Orange meets the Novel Virus - Part X

Blowing in the Wind, Bob Dylan How many deaths will it take... They were boys in 1966, 20 +/- 2 years. Company A is now cohort A- they’re 75 years old, +/-2 they earned cohort status and medals for valor and bravery because American Air…

Authentic

 End-of-life care at the Fields requires an intuitive appreciation by staff of the situations residents with terminal illnesses face. If staff aren’t comfortable with their own feelings about terminal illness and death, they can’t…

Electroconvulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy is being carefully developed at McLean Hospital in Boston for applications in people with profound behavioral  disturbances . It worked 35 years ago in our geriatric program and I have high hopes for its success…

Delirium 2

This is part 2 of a 3 part series. Delirium at home or in assisted living