Increasing patient care and access to medications as a way to tackle chronic disease is a vital consideration for the health of our senior generation.
I am an Officer of an organization that advocates for an increase in care with a focus on helping people at the individual level. As Americans live longer, we believe that care should focus more on the individual receiving care and not primarily on the system to which administers it.
Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is largely a disease of age. The longer a person lives the more likely they are to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. In fact, almost half of those over age 85 have Alzheimer’s type dementia. As our natural lifespan increases the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease will increase as well. Couple this with the aging of America and the baby boomer generation reaching the age where Alzheimer’s typically strikes and a looming crisis begins to emerge.