Only 45% of people with Alzheimer's disease are given their diagnosis Medical News Today

March 24, 2015 2:01 PM

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The 2015 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report also found that over 90% of people diagnosed with the four most prevalent cancers - breast, colorectal, lung and prostate - state that they were told their diagnosis.

"These disturbingly low disclosure rates in Alzheimer's disease are reminiscent of rates seen for cancer in the 1950s and 60s, when even mention of the word cancer was taboo," says Beth Kallmyer, vice president of Constituent Services for the Alzheimer's Association.

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