Stop and smell the roses

Too busy to stop and smell the roses? Don’t be. Recent research reported that older adults with dysfunction of the sense of smell had more than twice the odds of  developing dementia in 5 years. Dementia is to me one of the most dehumanizing incurable disease of modern times. It affects 10% of the world population, …

Being Mortal

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End is a book I wish I had 5 years ago. My mother died of pneumonia in 2012 after a long and debilitating bout with dementia and dependent living in a care home. Ann, a friend of mine in her eighties, introduced me to the Being Mortal …