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OUR VIEW: ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA


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Make coping with elder care a top priority


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 10, 2014

~~<p>One of Hawaii's vaunted family values -- care of elders -- will be put to the test of fire in the coming years, as the state's already large senior population continues to grow.</p>
<p>The challenge of caring for aging loved ones intensifies when they are diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD), and such diagnoses are very typical as the years tick by. Alzheimer's is by far the most common of these cognitive and functional disorders, accounting for 60-80 percent of dementia cases in the U.S.</p>
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One of Hawaii's vaunted family values -- care of elders -- will be put to the test of fire in the coming years, as the state's already large senior population continues to grow.

The challenge of caring for aging loved ones intensifies when they are diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD), and such diagnoses are very typical as the years tick by. Alzheimer's is by far the most common of these cognitive and functional disorders, accounting for 60-80 percent of dementia cases in the U.S. Login for more...



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