Despite the perception that elderly Americans typically spend their last days in nursing homes, the reality is that most seniors today are aging in place in their own homes. Medicaid spending on home-based and community care has outpaced spending on institutionalized care and in 2015, for instance, nearly 60 percent of individuals with dementia (memory … Continue reading Seniors with Dementia Face More Health Challenges at Home
Good news on the memory care front – when it comes to Alzheimer’s and related dementias, quality of care can improve quality of life for patients and family caregivers alike according to a new study published this summer. Dementia is a syndrome affecting memory, thinking, and language which is caused most commonly by Alzheimer’s disease … Continue reading Comprehensive Approach to Dementia Care Helps Patients and Family
At first glance, there seems to be no good news and little reason for hope when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease. Currently 5.7 million Americans are afflicted with Alzheimer’s at an annual cost to the nation of $227 billion. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States overall, and the fifth … Continue reading At Long Last, New Hope for Alzheimer’s Disease?