Diane speaks with Dr. Roger Kligler who is living with advanced stage cancer on why he's suing the state of Massachusetts for the 'Right to Die' and with Dr Jessica Vitter, and intensive care and palliative care specialist on why better communication is so needed between doctors and patients facing end-of-life issues.
Guest Host: Susan Page
The Department of Health and Human Services recently told Medicare carriers not to screen out patients with Alzheimer’s disease when awarding payments. A panel talks about why this coverage was in question and what treatments and services are now available to people with Alzheimer’s disease.
- Dr. Peter Rabins professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins and author of "The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life"
- Tom Scully administrator of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services at the Department of Health and Human Services
- Judy Riggs acting vice president for public policy at the Alzheimer's Association
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