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The House of Representatives, with bipartisan support, passed two bills on October 28 that are important to those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) increases the availability and quality of care by creating hospice workforce and palliative...

Dr. Barak Gaster, a University of Washington internist, has developed a five-page dementia–specific advance directive whereby patients indicate what type of medical treatment they would want if they have mild, moderate or severe dementia.  At each phase of dementia, the patients are given 4 options...

According to preliminary research results, computer apps on i-Pads and other electronic devices could help those with Alzheimer’s disease and those inflicted with other forms of dementia who often become agitated as a result of the disease. Previously it has been determined that art therapy,...