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Why It’s Crucial to Talk About a Dementia Diagnosis

Good communication can improve health care outcomes

A puzzle of the brain with a piece missing

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Discussing a loved one's dementia diagnosis benefits everybody, experts say. Good communication can improve health care outcomes. Today, we hear from Brian Leblanc and his wife Maureen, as they discuss their experience with dementia, and why it’s important to speak up. Also, Sarah Lenz Lock, Executive Director of the Global Council on Brain Health, discusses the stigmas around dementia.

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