by Amy Standen, KQED News
"Bruce Miller, who directs the Memory and Aging Center at UC San Francisco, says for every person with dementia he treats, he finds himself caring for two patients: the one with dementia and the adult child or spouse who cares for them....
This spring, UCSF, along with the University of Nebraska Medical Center is beginning a $10 million study, funded by the federal government’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, to try and improve this situation.
UCSF and Nebraska researchers are using the money to develop a dementia “ecosystem,” which aims to ease the strain on caregivers while, reducing costs for caring for the growing number of dementia patients."
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