- The death of a mind. E.B. // Medical Update;Aug96, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p1
Stresses the role of doctors in the management of Alzheimer's disease. Diagnosis; Appropriate treatment of depression that often occurs with Alzheimer's disease; Offer of support to the patient's family.
- Language and Medicine: Thinking and Talking About Alzheimer's Disease. Goodwin, James S. // Gerontologist;Jun2002, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p293
Addresses areas in which confusion about language hinders the practice of medicine and considers the term Alzheimer's disease in the light of the discussion. Miscommunication between physician and patient; Distortion of medical thinking by language; Discussion on Alzheimer's disease.
- Learning to Trust the Families I Treat. JACOBS, BARRY J. // Families, Systems & Health: The Journal of Collaborative Family ;Jun2008, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p222
The article presents a first person narrative which explores the author's experience as a physician treating Alzheimer's disease patients.
- Alzheimer's group supports principles for dignity. // Medical Ethics Advisor;Sep2009, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p102
The article discusses the efforts of the Alzheimer's Association in the U.S. to improve the dialogue between physicians and patients who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The principles of dignity are the end result of the association's 2008 report "Voices of Alzheimer's Disease," based on...
- Trust and Memory: Organizational Strategies, Institutional Conditions and Trust Negotiations in Specialty Clinics for Alzheimer’s Disease. Beard, Renée L. // Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry;Mar2008, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p11
Clinicians aim to establish trust during medical encounters because, without it, health consumers may not seek medical care, consider their diagnoses legitimate, or adhere to treatment regimens. This paper examines the identification and treatment of memory loss within two specialty clinics to...
- Letters. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);02/19/2000, Vol. 320 Issue 7233, p510
Presents several letters related to health. Increase in demand for general physicians to provide patients with longer appointments; Effectiveness of rivastigmine in Alzheimer's disease; Accuracy of perceptions of hepatitis B and C status.
- 'When can I go home?' Abdala, Aml // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);8/3/2002, Vol. 325 Issue 7358, p253
Relates the author's experience with a memorable patient, a 78-year-old woman with arthritic pain and low weight, who was admitted to the hospital for investigation into a possible underlying malignancy. Medical history of the woman who was married for 50 years and looked after a husband with...
- Helping patients return to work. Kazimirski, Judith C. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;03/01/97, Vol. 156 Issue 5, p680
Discusses implications of the collaborative relationship of physicians and their patients. Involvement of parties in health care; Conflict between physicians' loyalty to the patients and the demands of employers, insurers and government; Response of the Canadian Medical Association.
- Life as a new principal. Gillespie, Ara // Pulse;2/3/2003, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p48
Relates the experience of a physician in dealing with various patients in Great Britain. Account of the tantrums exhibited by a mentally disturbed elderly woman; Refusal of the patient to accept the medical aid given by the paramedics; Description of the behavior of various patients toward the...