Re: Dementia Patient needing pacemaker

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My father is 85 yo with dementia/alzheimers disease. My mom has been caring for him for 12 years. His heartrate is down to 40. The RNP called me this week and said he should have a pacemaker. I wanted to ask her if she was crazy.

She tried to tell me that if i don't get the pacemaker he could have a heart attack or stroke and then would be in worse shape then he is now. That just added pressure to get a pacemaker for a man that doesn't know his family and sits in a chair all day. It is pathetic. My Daddy left years ago.

I talk to my Mom about it tomorrow but I think he couldn't even make it through a procedure like that. All I can do is pray that God will give us the answer. K

Posted on 2011/10/14 18:48

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