Tag: Alzheimer’s Disease

A Future So Bright? Or So Old? Challenges for an Aging America

As much  as we tell ourselves and each other that 80 is the new 60, or 60 is the new 40, we are kidding ourselves, and setting up a future in which the needs of very frail elders are unseen, misunderstood, and unmet. Popular culture and its pressure to be forever young  ignores the reality

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Keeping Track of Dementia Patients: Would a Universal Identifier Help?

By Maryann Ingram I am caregiver to my live-in sister-in-law who has Korsakoffs and vascular dementia, with the onset at age 59. She lived in a nursing home for six years and then came to live with me last October under the “older adult living at home” waiver program. I take her to all of

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