Disclosing a dementia diagnosis: what do patients and family consider important?

@article{Mastwyk2014DisclosingAD,
  title={Disclosing a dementia diagnosis: what do patients and family consider important?},
  author={Maree Mastwyk and David J Ames and Kathryn A. Ellis and Edmond Chiu and Briony Dow},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={1263-72}
}
BACKGROUND The literature available on the format of the feedback session following assessment of memory impairment is minimal. This study explored how this information should be presented from the perspective of patients and their families. METHODS Thirty-two semi-structured interviews were conducted with memory clinic patients and their carer at the clinic visit that followed the feedback session, to ask: what they recalled, what they found helpful, and what they thought was the best way to… CONTINUE READING
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