Alzheimer’s and aging
Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are quickly becoming a major health crisis in an aging population.
Chances are it affects someone you love.
Currently, it's in 10 percent of people 65 years of older and 50 percent of people 85 years or older - nd that doesn't include other forms of dementia.
Some estimates say families spend $18,000 to $30,000 out of pocket each year to pay for Alzheimer’s care.
Experts say it’s important for families to talk about it - and start planning.
“It’s just like cancer or heart disease - the more we talk about it and the more people know about it, the less scary it gets,” said MacKenzie Rodgers, spokesperson for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Idaho.