Report finds many Alzheimer’s patients not told of diagnosis

The Alzheimer ‘s Association recently reported on the finding that only 45 percent of patients who have Alzheimer’s disease were actually told of their diagnosis versus 90 percent of people with one of four common types of cancer.

“In any individual case you can easily imagine a whole host of reasons for withholding, but certainly a failure to communicate it on such a broad level is surprising,” said Jennifer Lingler, director of education at the University of Pittsburgh’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and a professor in Pitt’s School of Nursing.

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