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Individuals with dementia more likely to die at home than in nursing homes
Date:5/14/2012

remainder will return home.

The researchers determined that a majority of care for those with dementia, even advanced dementia, is provided in the community by families.

"These results challenge previous assumptions," said Dr. Callahan, who founded the IU Center for Aging Research in 1997. "Our findings will provide important information for all those concerned with managing the care of older adults families, physicians, social workers, policy-makers, Medicare and Medicaid, insurance companies, hospital and nursing home administrators, as well as aging individuals. Caring for people living with dementia requires the attention of our entire health care system."


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Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
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317-274-7722
Indiana University School of Medicine
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