Alzheimer’s Patients Living Alone Receive Poorer Healthcare, Swedish Study Suggests

Alzheimer’s Patients Living Alone Receive Poorer Healthcare, Swedish Study Suggests
People with Alzheimer's disease who live alone in their home are likely to receive a lower standard of diagnosis and treatment than those who live with others — even though their numbers are growing, according to a Swedish study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. The study, "Living Alone with Alzheimer's Disease: Data from SveDem, the Swedish Dementia Registry," showed that this disparity was especially pronounced in older women, who comprise most of the 46 percent of Alzheimer's patients living alone who were listed in the Swedish Dementia Registry. The study's large sample size (26,163 patients diagnosed between 2007 and 20
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  1. Philip M Olson says:

    My mother and grandmother suffered. I suspect myself but live alone and do not wish to start changing things around. I can rationalize reasons to allow the deterioration of health and mind and do so. The costs associated with the extensive around the clock care needed is a powerful motivator for narrowing a viewpoint.
    I am good with the way things are.

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