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Table 3 Identified reasons for rejection by carer advocate panel

From: Development of guidelines for family and non-professional helpers on assisting an older person who is developing cognitive impairment or has dementia: a Delphi expert consensus study

Theme Supporting comments
Role of helper The helper should not unilaterally discuss diagnosis without clear guidance and understanding of how to engage in the discussion.
  I firmly believe that a medical professional needs to inform the person of the diagnosis, because some people may not accept it coming from their helper.
Disease progression This would be OK if the person is at a stage of understanding these matters.
  This is fine at early stages, but at later stages it may just add whole lot of anxiety.