Op-Ed: Communication Among Families Remains Major Dementia Struggle.

December 2, 2019

Katherine Ellen Foley writes for Quartz (12/2) that despite many scientific advances in healthcare, “there was a whole set of problems science won’t ever be able to solve,” which include talking about one’s own or others’ dementia diagnoses. Foley consults the Gerontological Society of America and others on strategies for managing dementia care, finding that “taking care of legal matters...are some of the most important steps a family can take with an early dementia or cognitive impairment diagnosis.” Foley recommends the Alzheimer’s Association and AARP for “resources that outline some of the specific steps involved, but they all still require contacting a lawyer.”

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