Many Doctors Who Diagnose Alzheimer's Fail To Tell The Patient
by Jon Hamilton
Doctors are much more likely to level with patients who have cancer than patients who have Alzheimer's, according to a report released this week by the Alzheimer's Association.
The report found that just 45 percent of Medicare patients who'd been diagnosed with Alzheimer's said they were informed of the diagnosis by their doctor. By contrast, more than 90 percent of Medicare patients with cancer said they were told by their doctor.
"What we found is really shocking," says Beth Kallmyer, vice president of constituent services for the Alzheimer's Association.
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