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Doctors often fail to disclose Alzheimer’s, report finds
San Francisco Chronicle

Physicians often fail to disclose a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease to patients or their families, delaying relatives from taking steps to protect their loved one’s physical health and financial safety, according to report released Tuesday by a leading advocacy group for people with the mind-robbing, fatal disease. The Alzheimer’s Association, in a nationwide survey, found fewer than half of patients or their caregivers said their doctor informed them of their diagnosis.