-- Dr. Arthur Kleinman, Harvard Medical School
Alzheimer's Reading Room
The following is a doctor describing an interaction with a caregiver while examining the caregiver's father.
The man’s dark eyes began to fill with tears. I immediately, reflexively almost, started apologizing for not being able to do more for his father. But he stopped me.
He paused and looked toward his father, still lying on the table in the room and smiling at the lights. “It’s just that no doctor has ever asked me if I was tired.”
For those of you that have been here for a while, you know I am a thinker. While thinking I often wonder why?
In this case, I often wonder why doctor's are not more adept at communicating with caregivers.
If you have the time, go read this thought provoking article that was written by a doctor for the New York Times -- Offering Care for the Caregiver.
After you finish reading come back here and share your thoughts and feelings with us.
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