A potentially devastating problem

More than 4 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and experts predict that figure will soar to 10 million by the year 2050. With victims surviving three to 20 years after initial onset of the disease, Alzheimer’s holds the potential for becoming a devastating public health problem and requires specialized case management intervention.

This month, Case Management Advisor begins a three-part special report derived from interviews with experts and materials from the recent sixth national education conference of the Alzheimer’s Association in Chicago. In this report, national experts provide you with insights and techniques for improving the quality of life for Alzheimer’s patients while reducing the costs associated with their care.