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Dementia patients relieved by diagnosis

March 13, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Many doctors often hesitate to tell patients they likely suffer from dementia because they are afraid the news will overwhelm them. But a new study suggests that doctors don't have to worry.Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis say most patients were relieved to have symptoms explained so that they can get help.

The study appears in the March issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

 

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