Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Baltimore Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers: Alzheimer’s and Nursing Home Abuse

Elder abuse is one of the most prevalent, yet unrecognized, public health issues in the United States. It is estimated that between two to five million elderly Americans are victims of some form of abuse each year. Research indicates that residents of nursing homes and assisting living facilities who are suffering from Alzheimer’s or any form of dementia are particularly vulnerable to abuse and neglect. According to a U.S. study conducted in 2010, nearly half (47.3%) of nursing home patients with dementia have suffered abuse at the hands of a caregiver. Alzheimer’s – A Growing Problem An estimated 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, a form of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behavior. By 2025, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to reach 7.1 million. As the population of seniors suffering from dementia grows, so does the need for proper care and support. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, meaning that once

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