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For each state, prevalence and cost statistics for 2017 (the most recent year available) are from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The data is for individuals aged 65 and over with Alzheimer’s disease, senile dementia, or related disorders.

LOS ANGELES - It starts with a baseball. Each person who attends the monthly BasebALZ program in a conference room at the offices of Alzheimer's Los Angeles is handed one, faded and scuffed. For the next two hours, those suffering from Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia will hold that baseball. Some will clutch it tightly as they listen to stories about former baseball greats. ...

DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife has had dementia for over two years. There is an ad in our local paper for an Alzheimer's disease study. It says, "Thi…

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When a senior loved one starts forgetting things or repeating something they just told you, it isn’t uncommon for family members to begin to worry. While these symptoms can be linked to other health conditions, such as an infection or a thyroid problem, they are also two of the earliest warning signs of dementia.

Dear Annie: My husband passed away seven years ago from complications from Alzheimer's disease. We had very dear friends whom we went everywhe…

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Dear Dr. Roach: I'm a 47-year-old male taking the following prescriptions: venlafaxine, buspirone and gemfibrozil. I am in excellent health wi…

Knowledge is power when it comes to aging well. The upcoming second annual Aging Gracefully Expo is designed to educate and equip people to th…

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Dear Annie: Recently, you responded to a letter from "Sally," who wrote that her husband, in his mid-80s, has become more controlling about mo…

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Dear Dr. Roach: I have read online and in our local newspaper that doctors are no longer recommending metformin as a treatment for Type 2 diab…

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Dear Annie: My husband of 44 years passed away from Alzheimer's disease six years ago. I was a widow when I met him and had three small childr…

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From 1900 to today, the average lifespan in most countries increased from approximately 50 to 80 years old. Though the "millennial" generation is arguably catching up to the boomers in size, the U.S. overall is still an aging nation.

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