Feb 16, 2013

Alzheimer's Dementia News 191

Alzheimer's Rates Soar, Couple Struggles, Social Media, Bad Nurse, Dementia Friends, Did You Know

Alzheimer's Reading Room

Care for patients with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia will increase 500% by 2050, reaching $1.1 trillion. This is in 2012 dollars. About 70% of costs for Alzheimer's care are billed to Medicare and Medicaid.​​

Norristown couple struggles with Alzheimer's - The Inquirer
Frank and Dolores Ciaccio dance in the living room of the Norristown twin they have shared for 57 years. They are the picture of an old and comfortable love. "They don't do this in nursing homes," he says. "That's why I'm going to keep her here forever."

Did you know that the ARR Knowledge Base contains over 4,000 articles? Use the search box on the right hand side of the page to find information on how to understand, cope, and communicate with an Alzheimer's patient.

Bob DeMarco on Linkedin and Social Media
I was recently informed by Linkedin that my profile, Bob DeMarco, ranked in the top one percent of profiles viewed for 2012.

Jo Brand And Meera Syal Become Dementia Friends
Comedians and actresses Jo Brand and Meera Syal have become two of the first Dementia Friends as part of the Alzheimer's Society's trailblazing awareness movement.

Bronx Nurse’s Aide Accused Of Abusing Elderly Alzheimer’s Patient - CBS New York
A Bronx nurse’s aide was arrested recently after she was allegedly caught on video abusing an elderly Alzheimer’s patient. The victim’s granddaughter, Diana Valentin, became concerned about grandmother Ana Louisa Medina’s care and placed a hidden video camera inside a plant in her room

Did you know statistics show that between 17-30 percent of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's are misdiagnosed.

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Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room