alzheimer's association http://ripr.org en Transportation: A Big Challenge for Those With Dementia http://ripr.org/post/transportation-big-challenge-those-dementia <p>Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts toured the state with an all-volunteer work group for a number of listening sessions to get a better sense of what’s available to those suffering from dementia and their caregivers. They also wanted to hear about what more can be done to help residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 06:38:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 21366 at http://ripr.org Getting a Beat on Alzheimer’s in Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/getting-beat-alzheimer-s-rhode-island <p>Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts toured the state with an all-volunteer work group for a number of listening sessions to get a better sense of what’s available to those suffering from dementia and their caregivers.</p><p>They also wanted to hear about what more can be done to help residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 06:31:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 21362 at http://ripr.org Getting a Beat on Alzheimer’s in Rhode Island Without Unpaid Care, Alzheimer's Cost Would Soar Even Higher http://ripr.org/post/without-unpaid-care-alzheimers-cost-would-soar-even-higher <p><a href="http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1204629#t=articleResults">News </a>from the New England Journal of Medicine today finds that the cost of caring for people with dementia (including Alzheimer's) will more than double in the next couple of decades. That's because the nation's population is aging, and because the care can be expensive. Most of the estimated $215 billion dollars these diseases cost the economy can be chalked up to long term care.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:44:52 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 13064 at http://ripr.org Without Unpaid Care, Alzheimer's Cost Would Soar Even Higher