[Announcement of the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder in a geriatric short-stay unit]

Soins Gerontol. 2022 May-Jun;27(155):33-37. doi: 10.1016/j.sger.2022.03.009. Epub 2022 Jun 3.
[Article in French]

Abstract

The disclosure of the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder, or rather the time of the diagnostic disclosure, is a crucial step in the care of people with these neurocognitive diseases. While the disclosure procedures are well defined for practitioners who work in memory consultations, there is a grey area for hospital professionals who work in acute medical units.

Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease; acute medicine; annonce diagnostique; diagnostic disclosure; empathie; empathy; maladie d’Alzheimer; médecine aiguë; neurocognitive disorder; trouble neurocognitif.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Alzheimer Disease* / diagnosis
  • Alzheimer Disease* / psychology
  • Disclosure
  • Humans