Friday, January 14, 2011

Report Calls for Action to Stem Alzheimer’s Deluge |

By WARREN WOLFE, Star Tribune

The number of Minnesotans with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia will swell from 88,000 now to 198,000 in the next 30 years, with the prospect that state coffers, families and employers could be overwhelmed by the stress and costs of care, according to a report that will be delivered to the Legislature on Thursday. Without action, the report concludes, "the burden will be heaviest on public funding as the number of individuals with Alzheimer's increase and their family caregivers are stretched beyond their capacity and exhaust their resources."

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