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Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Often Withheld From Patients

A new study found that fewer than half of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s are told they have the disease. The reason most often cited for not informing patients was a desire not to cause emotional distress.

A patient at Sagebrook Health Center, a nursing facility in Cedar Park, kneads putty to build fine-motor coordination and ...

A new study found that fewer than half of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s are told they have the disease. The reason most often cited for not informing the patients was a desire not to cause emotional distress. But some patient advocates say not telling patients robs them of the opportunity to prepare, as well as to maintain their dignity. (The Washington Post)

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