“Caregiving for Alzheimer’s patients at risk in coming years, report says,” by Karen Weintraub, USA Today
“American families are having fewer children and are more likely to be divorced or estranged and have fewer financial resources, Nick Eberstadt, an economist, wrote in a report being released Wednesday [“Hiding in Plain Sight: Social and Demographic Trends That Will Exacerbate the Impact of Alzheimer’s”] by advocacy group UsAgainstAlzheimer’s. . . . These families simply won’t be able to afford to care for aging loved ones, and the burden will necessarily shift to the government — a costly trend the government hasn’t planned for, said Eberstadt, who also works for the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative leaning think-tank.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Belaboring the obvious is a public service when the powers-that-be, who should be addressing this problem, have their heads in the sand.
Caregiving for Alzheimer’s patients at risk in coming years, report says