Alzheimer’s care classes help, but few have time; Many struggle to balance work, challenges of tending to family with disease

Alzheimer’s care classes help, but few have time. Many struggle to balance work, challenges of tending to family with disease, Associated Press, featured by MSNBC,

(“A skyrocketing problem. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. It afflicts one in eight people 65 and older, and nearly one in two people over 85. Worse, as the population ages, Alzheimer’s is steadily rising. Sixteen million are forecast to have the mind-destroying illness by 2050, not counting other forms of dementia. Those figures are cited repeatedly in the push for more research into better treatments. But a frightening parallel goes largely undiscussed: As Alzheimer’s skyrockets, who will care for all these people?”)

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