Is Alzheimer's Disease Fatal?

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Hospital stay can prove fatal for people with Alzheimer’s

Last April, the journal Neurology reported on a study showing that people with Alzheimer’s disease who were hospitalized have more than double the risk of cognitive decline than the control group.

 

Now, newer information makes the case that the hospitalization of a person with dementia presents an even greater risk than previously thought. According to an article in the Seattle Times, people with Alzheimer’s who are hospitalized are more likely to need nursing home care or even die...

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