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Dementia in the News…

Founder and Associate Director, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

Founder and Associate Director, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

Everyone involved in care of older adults and their families should be sure to read the lead article on dementia on the front page of  yesterday’s NY Times (April 4, 2013).  While not a surprise to many of us who have worked in geriatrics, predictions for the number of people who have dementia now, and will develop dementia by 2040 are staggering. Of great importance in the article are the emotional and financial consequences for the family members who face providing long term care for their loved ones with dementia.

Dementia Care Cost is Projected to Double by 2040  By Pam Belluck –  The New York Times

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  1. April 5, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    This is a scary statistic! It is critically important that nurses are knowledgeable on dementia and how to care for patients with dementia.

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