The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead Speaks with Hospice’s Medical Director about Dementia

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead recently covered the topic of dementia and spoke with Hospice of the Red River Valley’s medical director, Dr. Tricia Langlois.

From the story:

Dr. Tricia LangloisWe live in an age of physicians being trained to cure and fix everything as patients and their families believe in the miracles of modern health care, according to Tricia Langlois.

But that devotion to modern-day treatments and interventions has led to an unexpected problem—it’s made it difficult to talk about the best care for a loved one with dementia.

“When does extraordinary medical care start to become a burden to the patient and the family?” asked Langlois, medical director for Hospice of the Red River Valley.