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Aggressive care raises Medicare costs in end-stage dementia
Date:1/10/2011

s for patients with end-stage dementia are for conditions such as pneumonia that could be treated as effectively and at less cost in a nursing home setting.

Hospice payments accounted for close to half of all Medicare expenditures even though only 22 percent of the nursing home residents received hospice care. Hospice has been shown to benefit residents dying with dementia, but it is greatly underutilized with this population.

Dementia is a group of symptoms severe enough to interfere with daily functioning, including memory loss, difficulty communicating, personality changes, and an inability to reason. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia.

A 2009 study by Dr. Mitchell in the New England Journal of Medicine was the first to rigorously describe the clinical course of advanced dementia and to label the disease a terminal illness similar to other incurable diseases, such as cancer.


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Contact: Scott Edwards
edwards@hsl.harvard.edu
617-363-8309
Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research
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