[Health care surrogate and Alzheimer's disease].

Soins. Gerontologie

PubMedID: 23301312

Moulias S, Moussous W, Colombier B, Cudennec T, Teillet L. [Health care surrogate and Alzheimer's disease]. Soins Gerontol. 2013;(98):41-3.
Many healthcare professionals prejudge the capacity of a patient suffering from Alzheimer's disease to designate a health care surrogate. Consequently they deprive themselves of a person with whom they can discuss the patient's care while also depriving the patient of support and assistance.While the task of the health care surrogate is made more difficult as a result of cognitive disorders, their role can only be beneficial in a balanced relationship.