Alzheimer's disease. Physician-patient communication.

J. B. Orange, D. W. Molloy, J. A. Lever, P. Darzins, C. R. Ganesan

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Abstract

The number of cognitively impaired elderly in Canada has increased greatly during the past two decades; nearly all have Alzheimer's disease (AD). The memory problems and changes in language and communication of these patients place tremendous strain on physicians who are searching for a differential diagnosis and are trying to communicate with them. Reviewing the salient language and communication features of AD patients leads to strategies for improving effective physician-patient communication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1160-1168
Number of pages9
JournalCanadian Family Physician
Volume40
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Orange, J. B., Molloy, D. W., Lever, J. A., Darzins, P., & Ganesan, C. R. (1994). Alzheimer's disease. Physician-patient communication. Canadian Family Physician, 40, 1160-1168.