Still Alice - January 2004 and February 2004 Summary & Analysis

Lisa Genova
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Alice's follow up appointment with the neurologist is January 19. She doesn't want to go but there isn't another opening for four weeks, so she goes. She arrives alone and Dr. Davis asks if she remembers talking about having someone come with her. She says she does and agrees that she'll have someone with her for the next appointment. Dr. Davis cites her recent increase in memory loss and a decline in her ability to function on a daily basis. He says she has “probable Alzheimer's disease.” Alice grabs onto the word probable but Dr. Davis says that's a common term because there's no definitive test to be certain. He says he was ninety-five percent certain of the diagnosis based on the information from their first visit. Tests that didn't reveal any other diseases makes him certain.

He suggests some drugs that helps...

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