The article titled “Half of Alzheimer 's cases misdiagnosed” made it evidently clear that Alzheimer’s disease is a disease we have yet to fully understand or treat. Not only is there a lack of information about this disease, it is common for the similar side effects of dementia to be confused with Alzheimer’s disease. To clarify what dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is, I will provide an authentic definition of each. To begin, I will state that there are different forms of dementia. According to a site that specializes in providing information about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, states that “Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life.
Patients with Alzheimer's, when informed, will become depressed knowing they will soon lose all their memories. People with Alzheimer’s may dwell on the fact that their life is ending and they will be a burden on their family. Some say one should be informed of their disease because they should know of their well-being. They believe one would benefit from knowing and live their lives to the fullest. Others don't agree with this because once one is told their lives are basically over one won't be able to enjoy the rest of their lives as they did before.
The sixty-five and over population has grown to be the fastest growing group. Because there will be advances in nutrition and medicine, centenarians will be at one million by the center of the twenty-first century. Non-whites are to be expected to be one-third of the population by 2050. As of now, minorities are misrepresented because most of them do not have health insurance or care.
Sridhar, R., Naughton, B., (2010), stated that the U.S. population is aging and associated with this group is an increase in the incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases, with consequential increase in health care expenditure. They stated that in 2000, the total Medicare expenditure was $239.5 billion. By the year 2010, this expenditure is estimated to increase to $519 billion. The concept of aging in place is one method proposed to reduce cost, while maintaining the quality of life for the elderly. The elderly will be supported in their environment of their choice while avoiding institutionalization and or nursing home
Between 2010 and 2050, the United States population ages 65 and older will nearly double, the population ages 80 and older will nearly triple, and the number of nonagenarians and centenarians—people in their 90s and 100s—will quadruple. (KFF, 2015) Trustees of Medicaid are forecasting that in 2024, Medicaid will start running out of funding. Although there is little evidence in the trustee’s projections it is still something that needs to be looked as more and more people are getting older and are needing benefits vs a number of people putting in. Every day there are 10,000 people turning 65 or older.
As health care costs increase, Medicare could be pushed to its breaking point. As a result of the Baby Boomer phase, there is an increasing elderly population in America. A baby boomer turns 60 every eight seconds. Increased life expectancy partnered with declining fertility rates are causing the population to age (Everyday
When a baby boomer turns age 65, it is expected that every 5 years their rate of developing medical conditions and diseases will double (Stewart, V. 2015). As a result, healthcare costs will drastically increase. Identifying the disease and condition early is the most efficient way to manage the budget. Medicare and Social Security systems have been forced to change, if the systems had not chosen to evolve with the change the current structure would collapse and/or bankrupt itself. Furthermore, as a means to maintain Medicare and Social Security the retirement age was extended to 66 for individuals who are born from 1943-1954, and 67 for individuals who are born from 1960 and beyond (Social Security Administration,
wanted. Children do not like to be treated differently from others. Feelings of sympathy can lead to a vicious cycle. The child has the disease, others sympathize, which leads the child to feel sorry for himself, and the cycle continues. The knowledge that a child has Huntington’s disease can present problems for the parents in obtaining insurance for the child.
Introduction Alzheimer’s Disease is imperative because it affects a vast majority of our society. This disease has the potential to ruin ones life because it diminishes their memory. The memories that they have held close to their hearts their entire life. Alzheimer’s Disease makes the individual dependent on their loved ones, which then impacts the ones around them.
Alzheimer 's Disease and its History, Symptoms, and Treatments Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia and is a progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age. It is the most common cause of a cognitive loss (Glicksman). In the United States, more than five million people are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease (Marsa). Some cases can be mild due to a later development in life. Because the disease develops later in life a patient will die before symptoms become severe.
There is a cure for Alzheimer 's disease. During my teen years, I watched my grandmother succumb to Alzheimer 's. I still have not forgotten what it was like for her to stare directly, yet at the same time blankly, into my eyes and ask me where I was. Except she wasn’t looking for me, she was looking for a 6- year-old. When I would try and tell her that I was the person she was looking for, she wouldn’t believe me. After all, a 16 year old granddaughter was not something that existed in her mind in that moment.
Medicare and Medicaid programs are expected to cover $160 billion, or 68 percent, of the total health care and long term care expenses that is nearly one in every five Medicare dollars is spent on people with Alzheimer 's and other dementias. In 2050, it will be one in every three dollars. Unless something is done, in 2050, Alzheimer 's is expected to cost more than $1 trillion . That means there will be an increase in government spending and more economical issues for U.S and many other countries that suffer from this disease. Alzheimer 's is one of many serious illnesses that affect a wide range of people among us and many people lack the awareness about the diseases.
In the United States; we have an aging society. An aging society is when the median age of a country increases due to rising life expectancy and declining fertility rates. In the year of 2050, the number of older people will increase by a substantial amount. Mostly, it would cause a major impact on my time as an adult and during my entirement years. It will also impact on others future by family, economics, government, and religion.