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Alzheimer’s Disease and Medicare - Daily Herald

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), almost 6 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, nearly all of whom are age 65 or older. That’s a staggering statistic, but fortunately Medicare provides coverage for most Alzheimer’s-related medical care – with one glaring exception. While Alzheimer’s patients on Medicare Part B are covered for doctor and hospital visits, lab tests, therapy, home health care and counseling services, long-term custodial care (eventually required by most patients) is not included in Part B covered services. Understanding what Medicare does and doesn’t cover, including medications, hospice care, and short-term nursing home care, can be tricky, but the answers to all these questions are clarified in this Provo, UT Daily Herald “Savvy Senior” article by Jim Miller. Click here to read more.

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