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The number of U.S. Latinos with the memory-robbing disease is expected to rise more than eightfold by 2060, to 3.5 million, according to a recent report — putting a strain on families and health care resources.
Researchers are studying families from the U.S. and Mexico for clues to how Alzheimer’s develops in young patients, with the hope of finding treatments — and even cures — for the more common form of the disease.
Education and better heart health may deserve credit.
Playing with dolls is good therapy for some elderly people with dementia. They may think the dolls are real babies, but does it matter?
Dementia complicates pain management in hospice patients because communication is difficult and the cause of pain can be hard to identify, researchers report.
PACE, a little-known Medicare program that helps keep older people in their own homes, is allowing for-profit companies in. Tech and venture capital have expressed interest.
The local group is one of several regional affiliates breaking away because of fears about losing flexibility as the national group begins a consolidation effort to gain more efficiency in operations.