Sad but true: your father has dementia. An approach to announcing the diagnosis.

@article{Frenette2003SadBT,
  title={Sad but true: your father has dementia. An approach to announcing the diagnosis.},
  author={Guy Frenette and Jean Pierre Beauchemin},
  journal={Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien},
  year={2003},
  volume={49},
  pages={1296-301}
}
OBJECTIVE To show that family physicians have an important role in caring for patients recently diagnosed with dementia. SOURCES OF INFORMATION This article is based on the authors' clinical experience and on the recommendations of the Canadian Consensus Conference on Dementia. MAIN MESSAGE The authors touch on themes often ignored in the literature, such as issues surrounding the first time patients and their families are confronted with a diagnosis of dementia. We show the advantages of… CONTINUE READING