Visiting The Doctor

Many people get a little nervous when they visit the doctor. But if you've been suspecting that someone you care about may have Alzheimer's disease, you're probably quite anxious about the appointment – and so, no doubt, is that person.

Coping with denial

Jane Field had never seen her father cry like that. With some persuasion and outright pressure, he had finally agreed to take his wife Eleanor to see the doctor where she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. It was a painful acceptance, but one that allowed this family to get the help it needed. With the diagnosis, the family was no longer in denial, and that opened the door for not just medical care, but for someone to come into their home to help care for Eleanor.

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This section will help you prepare for the appointment by giving you advice to make the most of the time you spend with the physician. Additionally, it will provide information on support networks such as Alzheimer's Australia, which are available to help you plan for today and for the future.