Alzheimer's looms as huge Medicare threat
A recent Mayo Clinic study delivered a stunning finding: The incidence of a pre-Alzheimer's condition in those 70 and older may be more than twice as high as experts previously thought. The study is both sad and sobering, particularly as the baby boom generation grays.
Few diagnoses are more devastating than Alzheimer's, which obliterates thinking skills, personality and dignity. Now it appears that more families than ever will grapple with this terrible disease in years ahead.
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