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Specialized dementia units for nursing home patients with Alzheimer’s are spreading like wildfire, as more then 15 percent of homes now offer them. But how good are they? Are they better for patients? Are they worth the extra cost? According to a story in the New York Times, the jury is still out. A study [...]

The cost of treating Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia is estimated at $109 billion annually in the U.S., more than is spent for either cancer or heart disease, according to a new study. The study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, estimated that heart disease treatment costs $102 billion and [...]