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Dartmouth Discusses the Long Reach of Alzheimer’s

To address the burgeoning demands of Alzheimer’s disease that will affect generations, new policies will have to be adopted to acknowledge the complex and unique needs of people with dementia. The aging of the U.S. population has turned the prism to focus on the increasing number of families facing the challenge of providing care for people with dementia, said Dr. Julie P.W. Bynum, associate professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Writing in the April issue of Health Affairs, she says the “long reach” of Alzheimer’s will have an effect on broad-based national policies that must be addressed sooner rather than later.