MEDICARE AND ALZHEIMER'S
The phone rings and
the lady of the house answers,
"Mrs. Ward, please."
"Mrs. Ward, this is Doctor Jones at the Medical Testing
Laboratory. When your doctor sent your husband's biopsy
to the lab yesterday, a biopsy from another Mr. Ward
arrived as well, and we are now uncertain which one is
your husband's. Frankly the results are either bad or
"What do you mean?" Mrs. Ward asks nervously.
"Well, one of the
specimens tested positive for Alzheimer's and the other
one tested positive for AIDS. We can't tell which is
Can't you do the test again?" questioned Mrs. Ward.
"Normally we can, but
Medicare will only pay for these expensive tests one
"Well, what am I
supposed to do now?"
"The people at
Medicare recommend that you drop your husband off
somewhere in the middle of town. If he finds his way
home, don't sleep with him.
Thanks to Brenna T.,
Duncansville, PA (not a senior, but we're grateful)