Early identification and treatment of Alzheimer's disease: Social and fiscal outcomes

  title={Early identification and treatment of Alzheimer's disease: Social and fiscal outcomes},
  author={D. Weimer and M. Sager},
  journal={Alzheimer's & Dementia},
  • D. Weimer, M. Sager
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Alzheimer's & Dementia
  • Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that places substantial burdens on those who provide support for family members with declining cognitive and functional abilities. Many AD patients eventually require formal long‐term care services because of the absence, exhaustion, or inability of family members to provide care. The costs of long‐term care, and especially nursing home care, often deplete private financial resources, placing a substantial burden on state… CONTINUE READING
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