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Could cheap drug delay nursing home for Alzheimer’s sufferers?

Like other existing Alzheimer’s treatments, it cannot slow the disease process itself. It is currently only approved for mild-to-moderate disease, so patients often stop taking it when they deteriorate.

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Is the health care system maze a burden for you?

The system also isn’t always welcoming of the involvement of friends of family in medical decision-making, mainly because of concerns over privacy and practical considerations.

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End of life care more costly for dementia patients, families

The families of patients with dementia have more expenses than other families, and the financial burden is greatest among families that may be least able to manage it.

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Financial vulnerability: Growing old risky business

For older adults, changes in physical condition and life circumstances can lead to changes for the worse in financial behavior, putting their well being in danger.

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Depression exacerbates stress for Alzheimer’s caregivers

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease isn’t easy under the best of circumstances, but it may be much more stressful for spouses and people who suffer from depression.

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How to decide when to move to assisted living

Shirley Miller and her husband built their life in New Mexico. They had a beautiful home and many good friends. But an extended trip to the hospital changed all of that.

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