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Posts Tagged ‘dementia’

Study Finds that Alzheimer’s Taking a Huge Toll on Medicaid Programs, Caregivers, Not Medicare

A Medicare Claims Study conducted by the Washington, DC-based Alliance for Aging Research and Milliman, a large international, independent actuarial and consulting firm, finds that caregivers and State Medicaid Programs, not Medicare, are burdened with the majority of costs associated with Alzheimer’s disease.  This study’s findings published in the June 25 issue of Journal of Managed…

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Studies Say Sleep, Healthy Habits, Reduce Cognitive Decline

A new research study published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer Association indicates that a certain class of molecules may help with diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease.  According to a group of researchers from King’s College in London, the level of the fatty molecules which induce sleep in blood were higher in those participants in the study with…

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Upcoming Conference Looks at Scientific Innovations to Enhance Care

Here’s a date to put in your Microsoft office calendar.  Join more than 2,500 of the world’s leading geriatrics experts in Portland, Oregon, this May 2-4, who will attend the upcoming American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting. Organizers say that experts will put the spotlight on social & scientific innovations that will enhance…

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Report Calls for Best Practices for Conducting Cognitive Assessments

Last Month, the Chicago-based Alzheimer’s Association releases its 2019   Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figure. Since 2007, this report has become the most recognized and valued source of information on an array of Alzheimer’s issues for state and government policy makers, health care providers and caregivers.  Like previous years, the 2019 Alzheimer’s Facts and Figures report…

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