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Survey: Half of Primary Care Physicians Providing Dementia Care Say Medical Profession Unprepared to Meet Expected Increase in Demand
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Survey: Half of Primary Care Physicians Providing Dementia Care Say Medical Profession Unprepared to Meet Expected Increase in Demand

A new survey of primary care physicians appearing in the Alzheimer’s Association “2020 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts andFigures”report finds nine in 10 primary care physicians (87%) expect to see an increase in individuals with dementia during the next five years, but half (50%) say the medical profession is not prepared to meet this demand. The new report estimates there are currently more than 5 million Americans aged 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s – a number expected to nearly triple by 2050.

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Survey: Half of Primary Care Physicians Providing Dementia Care Say Medical Profession Unprepared to Meet Expected Increase in Demand

Survey: Half of Primary Care Physicians Providing Dementia Care Say Medical Profession Unprepared to Meet Expected Increase in Demand

A new survey of primary care physicians appearing in the Alzheimer’s Association “2020 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts andFigures”report finds nine in 10 primary care physicians (87%) expect to see an increase in individuals with dementia during the next five years, but half (50%) say the medical profession is not prepared to meet this demand. The new report estimates there are currently more than 5 million Americans aged 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s – a number expected to nearly triple by 2050.

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