Diagnoses

Alzheimer's diagnoses not being shared

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Only 45% of people with Alzheimer's disease or their caregivers say they were told the diagnosis by their doctor, according to the 2015 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report.

More than half of Alzheimer's patients never learn of diagnosis: Report

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A new report by the Alzheimer's Association asserts that fewer than half of Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers ever learn of their diagnosis from a physician, and those who do typically don't learn of it until they are in the advanced stages of the disease.

Falling short in labeling seniors

Falling short in labeling seniors

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I'm confident I'm not the only person who has worked in a hospital or long-term care who has heard this conversation about someone elderly who has recently died. "Well, she fell and broke her hip a few months ago," Person A says. Person B shakes her head and says, "Well, after that, it's all downhill."

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