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Healthcare Watch: Preparing for the price of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s patients and their families should understand what Medicare does and doesn’t cover as a part of long-term financial planning.

For seniors and their families, Alzheimer’s disease and its hefty price tag are an increasingly scary prospect.

About 5.4 million Americans are affected by Alzheimer’s disease, making it the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Because of growing life expectancies and aging baby boomers, that number is expected to triple by 2050.

Read more of my article, “Healthcare Watch: Preparing for the price of Alzheimer’s disease,” in the Los Angeles Times.

 

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