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Improving Care Through Public Policy

Without the development of a disease-modifying biomedical therapy, the number of people aged 65 years and older with Alzheimer’s dementia may nearly triple, from 5.5 million to a projected 13.8 million, by 2050 (Alzheimer’s Association, 2017). It is imperative that society be able to care for them. The practices featured throughout this supplement are just […]

Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common cause of dementia. Dementia is a syndrome—a group of symptoms—that has a number of causes. The characteristic symptoms include difficulties with memory, language, problem solving, and other cognitive skills that affect a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2017 Alzheimer’s […]

It’s Time For The Health Care System To Reckon With The Human Costs Of Climate Change

This year, an estimated five million people worldwide will die from climate change. On its own, this statistic would seem unbelievable, even absurd, to most. However, if one considers even a fraction of the direct and indirect consequences of a hotter planet—air pollution, reduced food production, the spread of diarrheal diseases—it becomes apparent that climate […]

Time for a New Strategy in the War on Alzheimer’s Disease

Policy makers, public officials, and researchers alike are fond of “declaring war” on diseases. The wisdom of this “one disease at a time” approach, however, is questionable. Consider, for instance, the war on cancer. At the time it was declared by Richard Nixon in 1971, cancer was the second leading cause of death in the […]

The Faux Scholarship Foundation of the Regulatory Rollback Movement

With the full participation and consent of Congress, President Trump has embarked upon a radical project to freeze and roll back federal regulations that protect public health, safety, the environment, and the economy. The principal justification for this project, publicly announced by both Congress and President Trump, is the claim that regulations are costing the […]