Medicare and Early Diagnosis for Individuals With Dementia

By Erin Harris | Posted on 03.13.2013 | 0 comments
The new US health law ensures that Medicare will cover detection of signals for dementia risk.

Research indicates that when diagnosed early with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, older adults can be better helped with family and professional support, medication management, brain exercises, and occupational and physical therapies that help delay decline.

With the incidence of dementia expected to double by 2050, person-centered care programs are essential to improving quality of life for both people with dementia and their caregivers. Counseling, exercise, and therapy are vital to preventing depression and keeping people with dementia as safe and engaged in life as possible throughout the disease process.

Learn more about routine dementia testing in “New Push For Early Testing, Treatment for Dementia.”

Check out an infographic about how professional caregivers can help raise the standard for memory care.

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