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I suspect that if you stop engaging a person with Alzheimer’s, talking to them all day long, they might stop talking sooner rather then later….
Vietnam vet Ronald Flanagan has been battling cancer for more than two years. Two weeks ago, Flanagan was getting prepped for a bone biopsy at the local Exempla Rock Creek Medical Center. But at the last minute, his wife called the hospital and told them to stop the procedure because she had just received notice that they no longer have insurance. The reason why? The couple had accidentally underpaid their insurer by two pennies and it decided to drop them from their plan…
It cost taxpayers about $36,000 to look for a 79-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease who went missing late last month, Virginia Beach Police recently said.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association statistics about 60 percent of all Alzheimer’s patients will wander. That amounts to about 3 million. Now, not all of them are going to get very far. Lets say that 20 percent get way lost. That comes to 600,000. Lets say it cost a thousand bucks on average to find someone that wanders and gets way lost
The math? 600,000 times 1,000 = ? $600,000,000. Somebody check my math. Read more at www.alzheimersreadingroom.com
What happens if your heart stops in the emergency room?
It’s July, and it’s not just the rising temperature and humidity that’s making this a summer of discontent. Healthcare providers are also feeling the heat from an alarming number of drug shortages of critically important medications. Drug shortages can compromise or delay important drug therapy and result in medication errors. According to reports submitted to ISMP, healthcare practitioners are concerned more than ever before about how frequent drug shortages are adversely affecting patient care and exhausting a tremendous amount of hospital resources to address the growing problem.
While drug shortages have long been a problem in healthcare,(1) the number experienced in the past few months is unprecedented, particularly with high use medications, including emergency drugs, pain medications, and anesthetic agents.Read more at www.ismp.org