Breaking the News About an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Jed A. Levine President & CEO The doctor has just confirmed your worst fear. Your mother has Alzheimer’s.  While the sense of shock is stinging, you knew something was wrong. She had become forgetful. You found her shoe in the freezer and five cartons of milk in the kitchen cabinet. She calls the toaster the “bread-heater.” She fluctuates from being combative and apathetic. And, her driving has become erratic. This is a very stressful and emotional situation, so how do you tell a family member that their world is changing and will never be the same? The answer is simple:  armed with knowledge [...]

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