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Dementia is more than occasionally forgetting a name or a word – The Washington Post

But potential signs of the disorder could be forgetting how to get to a place you visit frequently or having problems with daily activities, such as eating, dre…

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Incidence increases dramatically as people move into their 90s. About 5 percent of those 71 to 79 have dementia, and about 37 percent of those about 90 live with it.
Older people may worry about their own loss of function as well as the cost and toll of caregiving for someone with dementia. A 2018 study estimated that the lifetime cost of care for a person with Alzheimers, the most common form of dementia, to be $329,360. That figure, too, will no doubt rise, putting even more burdens on family…

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Utah hospitals could start rationing health care at overwhelmed facilities, hospital association says – CNN

Utah hospitals could be days away from using a patient’s age, health and other factors to decide who can remain in overcrowded intensive care units due to an onslaught…

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(CNN)Utah hospitals could be days away from using a patient’s age, health and other factors to decide who can remain in overcrowded intensive care units due to an onslaught of Covid-19 cases.
A group of administrators representing Utah’s hospitals presented Gov. Gary Herbert with a list of “criteria they propose doctors should use if they are forced to decide which patients can stay in overcrowded intensive care units,” The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
They told Herbert that they’d need to put…

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These Nebraskans will be first in line to receive the COVID-19 vaccine – KETV Omaha

Ricketts was joined by representatives from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

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On Monday, Gov. Pete Ricketts held a news conference to provide updates on Nebraska’s work to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Ricketts was joined by representatives from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to discuss Nebraskas plan to administer coronavirus vaccinations once a vaccine becomes available.
The governor began by acknowledging the state’s hospital capacity.
“We’ve got 34% of our hospital beds are available, 35% of our ICU beds are available and 75% of our ventilators…

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Dr. Fauci just made a lot of people furious with his latest coronavirus advice – BGR

Dr. Fauci says it might be time to mandate face masks as the novel coronavirus surges yet again in the US. Daily new COVID-19 cases hit new records over the weekend,…

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  • Dr. Fauci says it might be time to mandate face masks as the novel coronavirus surges yet again in the US.
  • Daily new COVID-19 cases hit new records over the weekend, surpassing even the astronomical numbers we saw back in mid-July.
  • Fauci has previously resisted advocating for mask mandates, and people are already furious over his new advice despite the fact that we’re headed straight for the coronavirus nightmare everyone has been dreading.

The face mask is sadly one of the most politicized aspects…

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