Why We Should Be Alzheimer's Be Informed

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Alzheimer's Patients Should Not Be Informed Less than fifty percent of patients with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers report being told of their diagnosis according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Although Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder where the brain cells die and cause memory loss and cognitive decline. Alzheimer’s patients should not be informed of the disease because their loved one will be depressed, lose confidence, or even the tested results could be false. Patients should not be informed they have Alzheimer's because they will become depressed. Patients with Alzheimer's, when informed, will become depressed knowing they will soon lose all their memories. People with Alzheimer’s may dwell on the fact that their life is ending and they will be a burden on their family. Some say one should be informed of their disease because they should know of their well-being. They believe one would benefit from knowing and live their lives to the fullest. Others don't agree with this because once one is told their lives are basically over one won't be able to enjoy the rest of their lives as they did before. It is incurable, so there is no point in bringing someone down with the thought of having it…show more content…
According to “The Pros and Cons of a Predictive Alzheimer’s Test” by Esther Heerema, “A person who knows he has the disease may focus on every little memory slip and lose confidence in his own abilities to live independently and make decisions.” Others say that if the patient is told of his Alzheimer’s he will be able to prepare emotionally and physically for the change. If a patient is not informed of having Alzheimer’s, he can avoid losing confidence in their memories and live the rest of his life without worrying about when the Alzheimer’s is going to take over. Alzheimer’s patients should not be told so they do not lose confidence in

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