Navigation Links
Long-term care must be improved to aid rising numbers with dementia, study finds
Date:6/22/2014

As millions of Americans struggle to help loved ones with dementia, policymakers should consider more ways to improve long-term services and supports for the soaring numbers of people with the debilitating condition and their caregivers, a new RAND Corporation study says -- and it offers possible ways to do so.

Unlike other, existing national plans or reports that focus on either long-term care or dementia, the RAND study examines where these concerns intersect, providing a national blueprint that could bolster dementia caregiving.

Earlier RAND research estimated that about 15 percent of Americans older than 70 suffer from dementia, a condition that includes Alzheimer's disease. The number of seniors with Alzheimer's disease is projected to triple by 2050, afflicting as many as 14 million in the United States.

The annual costs of dementia care, estimated by RAND researchers to be between $159 billion and $215 billion, could more than double by 2040 if the age-specific prevalence rate of the disease remains constant as the nation's population grows older. U.S. policymakers have made funding for clinical responses to dementia a priority.

"A recent study by RAND found that the majority of Americans' cost-burden for dementia is caused by long-term care," said Regina A. Shih, the study's lead author and a senior behavioral scientist at RAND, a nonprofit research organization. "As baby boomers reach the ages of highest dementia risk, the nation faces urgency in finding ways to improve long-term services and supports specifically for this condition. This issue is critical for families and loved ones who provide the bulk of dementia care."

The study outlines 25 high-impact policy options that should be considered for adoption immediately. The recommendations are organized around five objectives:

  • Increase public awareness of dementia to reduce stigma and promote earlier detection.
  • Improve access to and
    '/>"/>

Contact: Warren Robak
robak@rand.org
310-451-6913
RAND Corporation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. No evidence of long-term PTSD risk in patients with awareness during surgery
2. No long-term anxiety or distress associated with low-dose computed tomography screening
3. Biomarkers predict long-term outcomes in juvenile idiopathic arthritis
4. Coordinated intervention reduced prevalence of drug-resistant CRE in long-term care
5. AP-NORC releases new analysis on Californians experiences with long-term care
6. Guidelines address long-term needs of prostate cancer survivors
7. Long-term results encouraging for combination immunotherapy for advanced melanoma
8. EuroPCR 2014 examines vascular response and long-term safety of bioresorbable scaffolds
9. National survey on long-term care: Expectations and reality
10. Repeated preschool wheeze may set the stage for long-term damage in lung function
11. Oral Cancer linked to human papillomavirus: No increased HPV risk for long-term partners
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/2/2015)... June 02, 2015 On March 19th, ... Together” in the Hall of Legends at Detroit’s Ford ... motivational speaker Herman Moore, the goal of the conference ... in today’s society, highlight the benefits of effective professional ... attendees about the options that are available to them ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 ... can enjoy quality care in a more convenient location ... Publix in Partin Village Plaza, 2310 E. Irlo Bronson ... location is located less than a mile away from ... with warm décor, more spacious patient areas with digital ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... June 02, 2015 UCLA Health and ... intent to partner and expand urgent care services in ... approval by the University of California Board of Regents ... will allow UCLA Health to purchase a minority share ... Hills, Calabasas, Newbury Park and Northridge and creates opportunity ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... NY (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 ... hip replacement lawsuit ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/wright-profemur-hip-replacement ) is now ... According to court documents, opening statements were presented ... that laser etchings on the Profemur hip replacement ... causing it to snap just three years after ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... 02, 2015 “ Radaris ” was featured ... a look at the latest and coolest applications on the ... of AppWatch and technology expert, conducted the app review and ... they need on a person. , According to Psychology Today, ... goes on to explain that curiosity is a part of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Rehabilitation Facility Graduate Shares Her Story at "Fighting Addiction Together" Conference 2Health News:Coast Dental Office Opening In Kissimmee with Expanded Technology 2Health News:UCLA Health Partners With Exer - More Than Urgent Care 2Health News:First of More Than 1,200 Wright Hip Lawsuits Goes to Trial in California Superior Court 2Health News:First of More Than 1,200 Wright Hip Lawsuits Goes to Trial in California Superior Court 3Health News:A Comprehensive People Search Application Was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2
... ... it experiences a significant increase in calls in 2009 , ... Belleville, Ill. (Vocus) July 26, 2009 -- Allsup has awarded ... national nonprofit organization,s Information HelpLine, which is experiencing a dramatic increase in calls from individuals ...
... KIGALI, Rwanda (July 27, 2009) Government health officials ... for accreditation of the continent,s medical laboratories, starting a ... U.S. Government believe will be an historic step to ... patients. Just a handful of Africa,s laboratories are ...
... but long-term use raises concerns , SUNDAY, July 26 ... be given to children apparently depends on who you ... have recommended that obese children as young as 8 ... lifestyle changes don,t improve their health. , , But ...
... , , WASHINGTON, July 25 ... Landrieu today made the following comment on the release of the ... on Small Businesses and Their Employees" report: , ... to address concerns of small businesses and healthcare -- the number ...
... 24 Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. announced today that its ... "Issuers"), have amended the terms of their previously announced offers ... Notes due 2010 (the "Floating Rate Notes") (the "FRN Offer") ... "Subordinated Notes" and, together with the Floating Rate Notes, the ...
... could speed repair of ligaments, tendons, study shows , FRIDAY, ... University undergraduates say they have found a way to quickly ... a procedure they believe may help improve healing and prevent ... procedure as part of a contest sponsored by a medical ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Allsup Awards Grant to National Alliance on Mental Illness 2Health News:Allsup Awards Grant to National Alliance on Mental Illness 3Health News:Leading health organizations launch new accreditation process for laboratories across Africa 2Health News:Leading health organizations launch new accreditation process for laboratories across Africa 3Health News:Leading health organizations launch new accreditation process for laboratories across Africa 4Health News:Giving Statins to Kids Provokes Debate 2Health News:Giving Statins to Kids Provokes Debate 3Health News:Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Amends Terms and Extends Deadlines for Previously Announced Cash Tender Offers for Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes and Senior Subordinated Notes 2Health News:Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Amends Terms and Extends Deadlines for Previously Announced Cash Tender Offers for Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes and Senior Subordinated Notes 3Health News:Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Amends Terms and Extends Deadlines for Previously Announced Cash Tender Offers for Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes and Senior Subordinated Notes 4Health News:Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Amends Terms and Extends Deadlines for Previously Announced Cash Tender Offers for Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes and Senior Subordinated Notes 5Health News:Coming Soon -- Stem-Cell Surgical Thread? 2
(Date:6/2/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/g5r2nj/surgical_incision ) has announced ... Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. ... Canada , Japan , ... Latin America , and Rest of World. ... Closures in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Stapler ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... BOSTON , June 2, 2015 ... an additional $75 million from its recently announced synthetic ... raised to $300 million. Investors have purchased Convertible Limited ... quarterly payments equal to 2.0% of any future global ... or are fully paid. Investors also have the option, ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... Stoltenberg Consulting , a leading ... the celebration of its 20-year anniversary and over ... its inception in 1995. "As ... healthcare technology industry continues, we strive to combine ... facilitating clients, organizational goals, understanding that today,s healthcare ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Surgical Incision Closures - Global Strategic Business Report 2015 2Intarcia Exercises Re-Opener For Its Recently Closed Royalty / Equity Convert Financing - Raising Total To $300 Million 2Intarcia Exercises Re-Opener For Its Recently Closed Royalty / Equity Convert Financing - Raising Total To $300 Million 3Stoltenberg Consulting celebrates 20 years of healthcare IT consulting service 2Stoltenberg Consulting celebrates 20 years of healthcare IT consulting service 3
... Posit Science Corporation,announced today that enrollment has completed ... program designed to enhance memory. The,IMPACT ("Improvement in ... enrolled more than five hundred adults aged 65+,seeking ... scientific,research. Principal Investigators for the IMPACT trial ...
... PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 18 Avicena ... biotechnology company that,develops central nervous system therapeutics ... to the Company,s Amyotrophic,Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) drug ... International Symposium on ALS/MND which will be ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Study Demonstrates Mindful Approach to Aging 2Study Demonstrates Mindful Approach to Aging 3Survival Data for Avicena's Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Drug Candidate, AL-02, to be Presented at 18th International Symposium on ALS/MND 2Survival Data for Avicena's Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Drug Candidate, AL-02, to be Presented at 18th International Symposium on ALS/MND 3
Anti-Skin Antibody (ASA) Test Kit: Pemphigus and Bullous Pemphigoid...
... With advanced glass technologies and ... enhanced wide field views of the ... this advanced lens will provide image ... indirect method of examination for more ...
... Parisian Peel PRESTIGE system was designed with ... needs of the most demanding skin care ... U.S., the Parisian Peel PRESTIGE machine is ... Designed to offer maximum versatility and full ...
... Inverness Medical Professional Diagnostics is a ... extensive IFA and DFA test menu that ... and STDs as well as miscellaneous conjugates ... give you a wide assortment of substrates ...
Medicine Products: