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Inspiring Walks to End Alzheimer's in October

The world’s largest fundraising effort to fight Alzheimer’s disease is The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The walks occur in the months leading up to November, which is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Learn more about the Walk and how teams from this year’s walks are inspiring and motivating us in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Walk to End Alzheimer’s November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. In preparation for the month, the Alzheimer’s Association hosts over 600 community walks, known as The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. These walks occur all over the U.S. and raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s support, research and care. While there is no fee to participate, each team member fundraises to raise...
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Alzheimer's Care and Medicare: What You Need to Know

Medicare covers “medically necessary” costs, but that term can be confusing when it comes to long-term care for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Does custodial care fall under a “medically necessary” expense? Learn more about Medicare and Alzheimer’s care. The Most Expensive Disease Alzheimer’s caregivers are no strangers to the cost of Alzheimer’s. While the disease has a devastating physical and emotional cost, the financial cost is putting many families into medical debt. Care costs range from $21 per hour for in-home care to $239 per day for an assisted living community, and the Alzheimer’s Association estimates that Alzheimer’s care costs are expected to reach $214 billion in 2014. This makes the disease the most expensive condition in the U.S. There are...
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