Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Medical Program Director, Palliative Care, Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.
One of the challenges faced by those of us who practice geriatric medicine or through another specialty is helping family members understand the hodgepodge of medical literature especially as it is reported by internet/Google searches rather than careful reviews of the peer reviewed literature. Even in the latter there is a wide range of opinions which even for physicians sometimes presents a challenge in how we make our recommendations. This is especially the case when dealing with dementia.
Keywords: dementia, burden, stress, fear, guilt, families.