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Report: Alzheimer’s Disease Will Cost U.S. $277B in 2018

The new report estimates early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease could save the nation as much as $7.9 trillion in long-term health care costs. By Alexa Lardieri, Staff Writer March 20, 2018, at 1:09 p.m. According to the report, an estimated 5.7 million Americans currently have Alzheimer’s disease.(HINTERHAUS PRODUCTIONS/GETTY IMAGES) FOR THE SECOND consecutive year, total …

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A look at Alzheimer’s on “60 Minutes'” “For Better or For Worse”

CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook followed Carol and Mike Daly for 10 years, after Carol was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and her husband took on the role of caregiver. Dr. LaPook joins CBSN to discuss his “60 Minutes” report “For Better or For Worse” and Alzheimer’s in the United States. Click on the …

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7 Steps You Can Take Today

1. Get Informed Knowledge is power. Learn everything you can about your illness. Aging, Memory Loss and Dementia (PDF) Early Stage Resources   (PDF) Getting a Diagnosis (PDF) Living with Alzheimer’s Disease (PDF) Principles for a Dignified Diagnosis (PDF) 2. Partner With Your Doctors Together with you and your care partners, the doctor should …

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What’s on the Agenda (Summary)

1. Dementia Friendly Illinois Update – a. Dementia Friendly Evanston – Provided an update on progress to date with focus groups. b. Dementia Friendly River Forest – Been on hold. Would like to connect and learn from Dementia Friendly Evanston c. Dementia Friendly Communities Sub-Committee – See the attached meetings about Dementia Friendly Network on …

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Blood test detects Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear

Published Monday 9 April 2018 By Tim Newman Fact checked by Honor Whiteman A group of researchers is close to developing a blood test that can detect Alzheimer’s disease long before symptoms appear. The test will be extremely useful for scientists trying to understand and treat the condition. A simple blood test may predict Alzheimer’s …

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