Alzheimer’s disease is a frightening disease, emotionally, physically and financially – bringing a looming threat of major medical bills for around-the-clock specialty care that can’t be ignored. Many assume that Medicare will cover the expense, but like most insurance plans, it’s not intended to handle long-term care, or any kind of chronic condition that requires [...]
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For those with Alzheimer’s disease, there comes a point when caregiving services are no longer enough. As their condition deteriorates, the need for care progresses beyond the simpler tasks of daily living. Click here to learn about the seven stages of dementia’s progression. Family caregivers can’t provide the around-the-clock supervision needed, and find their loved [...]
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Is Alzheimer’s disease hereditary? When a parent is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s common for other family members to worry about their own risk of inheriting the disease.  The concern is legitimate, however, there's more to the story. Both early onset and age-related Alzheimer’s diagnoses can sometimes have a genetic component, but presence of that specific [...]
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