How Do I Convince Someone To See A Doctor If I Think They Have Alzheimer's Disease?

Dr. Mary Sano answers the question: 'Getting Alzheimer's Candidate to Doctor?'

May 4, 2009 -- Question: How do I convince someone to see a doctor if I think they have Alzheimer's disease?

Answer: Alzheimer's disease is just that -- it's a disease for which we have treatments and ways to manage the disease and improve quality of life for the patient. If a person has memory problems, it's important to encourage them to realize that they can have help, that this is not a measure of their weakness of spirit. It is really an illness, something that we can treat.