Concerning the Dec. 12 letter by Bill Baker, we should certainly advocate, in any way we can, that doctors inform their patients of the treatment options for the condition they have diagnosed.
Especially in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, there is a window of time when the patient may be lucid enough to take care of his wishes for his own care and the care of his significant others. To deny him this opportunity by withholding information is evil and heartless and should be remedied.
I have been a volunteer with Kadlec Neurological Resource Center for many years. We cover many conditions, including Alzheimer’s. We have an extensive library, in addition to support groups. We cooperate with the Alzheimer’s Association in presenting lectures and accessing the latest information available.
Our library also includes an extensive collection of books on caregiving, both general and those for specific disorders.
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The Kadlec Neurological Resource Center is located in the Kadlec Healthplex, 1268 Lee Blvd., Richland. No appointment is necessary. Phone number is 509-943-8455.
Mildred L. Walton, Richland