Norman R. Epstein, MD
Periodically she comes to my office with her husband. I can count on Betty coming in promptly, docile spouse in tow, each time there is a change in habit, an obvious ailment, or just a feeling that something is wrong. Ravaged by Alzheimer disease, he smiles easily at any and all instructions, although getting him to stand is a trick and using the exam table is almost impossible.
She is infinitely patient, as she would have to be, explaining her concerns and observations, reaffirming her willingness to live for two people most of every day while he stares around the
Epstein NR. Frame and Focus. Ann Intern Med. ;117:690. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-8-690
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(8):690.
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