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1 in 3 seniors dies with dementia and when parents ignore doctors
Southern California Public Radio

One in three U.S. seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, says a sobering new study, which also found that in many cases, the dementia causes or contributes to death. HealthDay says between 2000 and 2010, the rate of Alzheimer’s-related deaths rose 68 percent, prompting one expert to call it a “public health crisis.” A shortage of nurses in neonatal intensive care units doesn’t appear to be good for the infants in those ICUs, says new research.