You want a doctor who will be your genuine ally during the difficult days ahead. Asking a person who has already been through the experience whether the referred doctor supported her over time is very important. Her answer will go a long way in helping you to set your expectations for quality care and open communications with this particular doctor.
Press gently for more details, including how well the doctor handled unexpected complications or advised her about late-stage Alzheimer’s behavioral problems, such as wandering or incontinence. Look for a partner, not just a doctor.
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