One of every eight baby boomers, which translates to 10 million
people, will develop Alzheimer’s disease in their lifetimes, according
to the latest study released by the Alzheimer’s Association. These
findings are particularly significant for assisted living providers who
provide dementia care services. The study also notes that the age of
highest risk for Alzheimer’s starts at 65.
An Alzheimer’s Association spokesperson notes that the projected
rise in Alzheimer’s cases will burden the long-term care system as well
as put a strain on Medicare, since most people with Alzheimer’s are
eligible for that funding.
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