Interview 07 – Shared decision-making

Gradual onset mistaken for depression. Diagnosis given jointly to husband and wife. Slow progression. Problem with restlessness and wandering. Very involved with the local Alzheimer’s disease society. He tries to involve her in decisions where possible. Initially prescribed antidepressants later given trial of Reminyl. Later benefited from sedatives and sleeping tablets.

The doctor’s honesty when diagnosing his wife with Alzheimer’s means that they were able to…

Gender Male