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Susan L. Mitchell

‘Silver Tsunami’ Sweeps U.S. As Dementia Rates Rise

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org The nation is already facing negative effects from the “Silver Tsunami” – and it’s going to get worse. Currently, more than five million Americans are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia. As the massive baby boomer population ages, the number of those facing cognitive decline will […]

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Fewer Dementia Patients In Nursing Homes Receive Feeding Tubes

Usage More Prevalent Among African-Americans BY DANIEL GAITAN  | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org Fewer nursing home residents with dementia are receiving feeding tubes, a result of increasing evidence that suggests the practice causes unnecessary suffering and does little to prolong life. The proportion of advanced dementia patients who had feeding tubes placed when they were unable eat or […]

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