The Growing Burden of Alzheimer’s Disease

The world’s population is aging at unprecedented rate. Starting last year 100,000 baby boomers each day are reaching age 65. Today over 5 million people are living with the Alzheimer’s disease.

•             Loss of interest in important responsibilities

•             Seeing or hearing things

•             Expressing false beliefs

The National Institute on Aging's ADEAR Center offers information and publications for families and caregivers related to the diagnosis, treatment, patient care, caregiver needs, long-term care, education and training, and research related to Alzheimer's disease.

Although there is no current cure for Alzheimer’s there are treatments than can slow the worsening of symptoms and improve an individual’s quality of life.  Research continues to offer hope for the future.


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About The Author:

Pamela Kulbarsh, RN, BSW has been a psychiatric nurse for over 25 years. She has worked with law enforcement in crisis intervention for the past ten years. She has worked in patrol with officers and deputies as a member of San Diego's Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT) and at the Pima County Detention Center in Tucson. Pam has been a frequent guest speaker related to psychiatric emergencies and has published articles in both law enforcement and nursing magazines.

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