HEALTHBEAT Confronting dementia: When ignorance isn't bliss
If the findings from a recent Harris poll are any indication, many American adults worry their post-retirement years will be darkened by the shadow of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Yet de... Posted on 4/8/11 at 3:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alexis McKenzie's mother had mild dementia, but things sounded OK when she phoned home: Dad was with her, finishing his wife's sentences as they talked about puttering through the day and a drive to the store.
One-fifth of Medicare nursing home patients with advanced Alzheimer's or other dementias were sent to hospitals or other nursing homes for questionable reasons in their final months, often enduring tube feeding and intensive care that prolonged their demise, a new study found.
Marilynn Marchione, AP Medical Writer
, September 28, 2011
More than 35 million people around the world are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, says the most in-depth attempt yet to assess the brain-destroying illness — and it’s an ominous forecast as the population grays.
By Lauran Neergaard, The Associated Press
, September 21, 2009
A $4 million facility for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is planned in Grand Forks.
May 29, 2008
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