One year after diagnosis, less than a quarter of patients had seen a dementia specialist. After five years, the percent of patients had only increased to 36%.
Can’t remember what you came for? Don’t worry – you probably have a lot going on.
1 in 4 older adults take anticholinergic drugs — a class of medications used to treat allergies, insomnia, leaky bladders, and other common disorders
If you understand why there won’t be much headway on Alzheimer’s, you’ll also understand why medicine has been having fewer breakthroughs on major diseases.
The average caregiver spends $6,954 a year on out-of-pocket costs caring for a family member.
Nearly half of older adults with probable dementia or difficulty performing daily activities don’t get assistance from family, friends or paid caregivers
FDA warns consumers to avoid unproven and potentially unsafe products sold as treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
Dementia care is the fastest-growing segment of assisted living. But facilities across the country are straining to deliver on their promises of attentive care
Family members or other unpaid helpers provide long-term care to 83 percent of older adults in America.
Researchers at 19 institutions led by UW Medicine have classified Alzheimer’s patients into six subgroups with genetic differences. Their findings could open the way for personalized treatment.
Lifestyle factors such as diet and fitness — and also learning — increase cognitive reserve. And a higher cognitive reserve can help stave off dementia.
Why don’t doctors talk to patients about guns? Lack of time, being unsure what to say and believing patients won’t heed their advice.
There is no cure for Alzheimer’s but there are many things that can be done to make life better for people with dementia and their caregivers.
With increasing life expectancy and geographic mobility, the chance of aging without a partner or children is significant.
There has been debate about how to prevent people with mental illness from acquiring guns. But what seniors with declining mental faculties who have guns?