Aging in Maine


Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness

In 1983, then-President Ronald Reagan made November the designated month for National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Then fewer than 2 million Americans were diagnosed with this devastating illness that then and now destroys the lives of the people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and the families who love and care for them. The impact is physically, emotionally, …

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November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month back in 1983. The goal is to raise awareness about the disease and its prevalence among the US population and provide potential caregiving suggestions, links to organizations that can help, and raise money to find a cure. Alzheimer’s is a neurological disease, is not …

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10 Myths about Alzeimers

The Top Ten Myths About Risks for Alzheimer’s Disease

Polling shows that the number one worry for Americans as they age is memory loss, outpacing fears of insufficient monies, and loneliness. The most prevalent among all dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association Facts and Figures Report, Alzheimer’s accounts for an estimated 60 to 80 percent of diagnosed dementia cases. Projections for …

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Alzheimers and Family Caregivers

Alzheimer’s and Family Caregiving

This year, in 2020, a significant portion of the American baby boomer generation has reached the age of 65 or older, which increases their risk for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia diseases. By the year 2030, the 65 plus age segment of the population will increase substantially, accounting for over 20 percent of the …

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Alzheimer’s Disease Medicare, Medicaid, and Out of Pocket Costs

The Alzheimer’s Association has published its 2020 report entitled Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures (alz.org). The findings give pause when contemplating the future of many Americans who will be living with crippling dementia. Health care and long-term care costs for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) are staggering as dementia is one of …

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