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What can Medicare do to help the person with early-onset dementia?

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This federal health insurance program helps pay for some doctor's fees, medical items, outpatient prescription drugs, and all inpatient hospital care. It's for people over 65 who get Social Security retirement benefits. However, those with early-onset Alzheimer's are eligible after they get SSDI for at least 24 months. It also provides some short-term home health care in some cases.

From: Early-Onset Dementia: A Caregiver's Guide WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "Early-Stage Caregiving," "i have younger-onset alzheimer's disease."  

Brodaty, H. , June 2009. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience

Family Caregiver Alliance: "Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors," "The Stresses of Caregiving," "Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers."

National Institute on Aging: "Early-Onset Alzheimers."

National Institute for the Care of the Elderly: "Early Onset Dementia: Advice for Caregivers."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on August 04, 2018

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "Early-Stage Caregiving," "i have younger-onset alzheimer's disease."  

Brodaty, H. , June 2009. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience

Family Caregiver Alliance: "Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors," "The Stresses of Caregiving," "Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers."

National Institute on Aging: "Early-Onset Alzheimers."

National Institute for the Care of the Elderly: "Early Onset Dementia: Advice for Caregivers."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on August 04, 2018

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