Tag Archives: Cost of Alzheimer’s

The Most Expensive Disease in the Nation

The Reason to Hope event was held in the Chicago area last week. Representing the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and the more than 15 million caregivers it takes to care for them, my husband, Marshall Brodien, and I were honored with the Courage Award. We are grateful to the Illinois Alzheimer’s […]

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Evicting the Most Vulnerable

According to a recent Chicago Tribune report, nursing homes are evicting their most challenging residents in large numbers. Complaints and lawsuits across the U.S. have increased about 57% since 2000 in regards to evictions. The poor and those suffering from dementia are the greatest at risk.People with dementia require more attention and trained personnel.The nursing homes claim […]