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When do I stop taking my Mom to specialists, e.g. nephrologist, hematologist?

When do I stop taking my Mom to specialists, e.g. nephrologist, hematologist?

My Mom is turning 78 this week! She was diagnosed with dementia/then Alzheimers in November 2014. Among other things, her medical diagnosis's include Hemochromatosis and Renal failure (she has 30% kidney function left). Taking Mom to doctors' appointments and having procedures (e.g. therapeutic phlebotomy) causes much distress - physical, emotional and cognitive distress. Her Alzheimers seems to be advancing more quickly recently and she… read more

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A myALZteam Member said:

You know your loved one better than any doctor. You need to do what you feel is best based on your relationship. It is such a tormenting disease and we… read more

posted 3 months ago
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