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Clinton shares Alzheimer’s plans

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton unveiled a plan Dec. 22 to invest $2 billion per year to prevent, treat and make possible a cure for Alzheimer’s disease by the year 2025 if she is elected president of the United States. Advocacy groups applauded the plan, calling it “bold” and “aggressive,” and they called on other candidates to show the same commitment.

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The other drugs that should concern senior living

Much attention has been paid to reducing the off-label use of antipsychotic medications in older adults, but researchers say the inappropriate use of another class of psychotropic drugs is even more common—and just as troubling because of its potential to lead to falls and the hold it has on those who take it.

James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H.

3 new dementia studies of note

New research quantifies costs associated with dementia care compared with other diseases and offers a little good news for those with Lewy body dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s plan calls for assisted living review

The state of Washington should undertake a review of Medicaid rates for specialized dementia care in assisted living communities, recommends the state’s Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. Sept. 26 is the deadline to comment.

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