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New Alzheimer's disease survey reveals children of sandwich caregivers assist with loved ones' care
Date:3/26/2008

include combining medications from two FDA-approved Alzheimers medication classes. The survey found that 77% of sandwich caregivers were not aware that combination drug therapy can be used to treat Alzheimers disease.

The survey also showed that individuals received a delayed diagnosis typically for two years. Caregivers who care for a loved one whose diagnosis was delayed for a year or more say the delay was most often due to lack of caregiver familiarity with symptoms or insufficient knowledge about Alzheimers disease, with about half saying that they thought Alzheimers symptoms were normal signs of aging.


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