I am currently at the ASCO GU 2020 meeting (abstracts here ) with lots of great information being presented. (Actually drowning in great info, but that is an aging thing…). I promise to post something in the next week or so from the notes I’m taking.
Meanwhile, before I forget it (yes, another aging issue), I wanted to make available to subscribers a remarkable website that I recommend for planning. If you follow this blog, you may remember I was surprised and concerned regarding data that showed an increase in Alzheimer’s and dementia from ADT therapy. The most surprising issue was that among 74 year old men with prostate cancer diagnosis and NO ADT, the incidence of Alzheimer’s was 9% at 10 years and rose to 13% if they had been treated with ADT.
So here’s the thing. There is something you can do about planning in advance. Compassion and Choices has put together a great tool that takes you through a number of scenarios and lets you decide what you would want done in advance of you becoming impaired. I strongly recommend you take a look and consider this important issue:
There are other tools you may also find useful, but I think we all owe it to our families to go through the dementia tool given the challenges we seem to face as we age. Best wishes for a Happy Valentine’s Day with your loved ones.
One response to “Tools for planning ahead”
Thank you for addressing this!
My husband was one of the unlucky ones, developing symptoms of Alzheimer’s whilecstill on Lupron.
We struggled with it for 11 years. He passed on Father’s Day 2019.
None of his urologists would take it seriously.