Expert sees ‘health care crisis’ in Alzheimer’s care as baby boomers age
(MCT) — LEXINGTON, Ky. — Lingering stigma and a lack of resources will compound the growing impact of Alzheimer’s disease as baby boomers enter retirement. And Linda J. Van Eldik, director of Lexington’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, is calling it a health care crisis.
According to the national Alzheimer’s Association, the number of new cases of Alzheimer’s will have increased by 50 percent between 2000 and 2050. In Kentucky, the number of patients is expected to grow by at least 31 percent.
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