Question: My mother has Alzheimer's disease. Should I tell her?
February 2006 saw members of Washington University in St. Louis’ Alzheimer’s disease Internet Forum engaged in a brisk email exchange, the title of which was “Yet again: to tell or not to tell.”
The topic was disclosing – or
not disclosing – a diagnosis of
Alzheimer’s disease to a person
with the disease. The stories
and views the members
exchanged illustrate how diagnostic
disclosure is among the ethically and clinically challenging
issues in the care of
person’s with Alzheimer’s.
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