How to communicate the Diagnosis: Choosing the right words
How do you communicate an Alzheimer’s diagnosis to the person living with dementia and their loved ones? How can you approach the topic with them and discuss Alzheimer’s Disease?
The presentation will provide tools to ensure optimal communication between the patient, their caregivers and healthcare professionals.
Questions addressed during this presentation will include: Why are some individuals kept in the dark about their diagnosis? What are the consequences of not informing the patient about their diagnosis? How does one communicate the diagnosis? What are the proper steps to follow when communicating the diagnosis?
The purpose of this workshop is to properly equip caregivers and healthcare professionals to communicate the Alzheimer’s Disease diagnosis in a manner that will allow the patient to feel comfortable and reassured.
The presentation will be followed by a question/answer period.