Legislation would pave the way for better care for people with dementia

Caring for someone with dementia is very difficult. My father was my mother’s primary caregiver as she battled Alzheimer’s disease. Thanks to her dedication, she was able to live at home until her last breath. However, the course of Alzheimer’s disease is devastating. Each person’s struggle is unique, and caregivers often feel helpless. You should gather advice from many sources as you strive to provide the best care for your loved one.

Comprehensive dementia care has been shown to reduce costs while providing better quality care. Fortunately, the bipartisan Alzheimer’s Comprehensive Care Act (S 1125 / HR 2517) would pave the way for better dementia care, close delivery gaps, and also involve the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. to test a payment structure for the management of dementia care. .

It is estimated that nearly 13 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s disease by 2050. By improving the coordination of care for people with dementia, we can ease the burden on people and their caregivers while reducing the burden on people and their caregivers. health care costs.

Please join me and the Alzheimer’s Association in thanking Representative Jackie Walorski for co-sponsoring the Alzheimer’s Disease Comprehensive Care Act. To learn more, visit alzimpact.org.

Amy coleman


Removed from the shelves

In response to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial Board (Voices, November 20): Are they aware that it was the liberals and progressives who banned certain books from school libraries not so long ago? ? OK, they didn’t ask for them to be burned, but they wanted them removed from the library shelves.

I’m talking about “Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain and “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Who, therefore, are trying to prove how heinous slavery was. Huck asks candid questions about Jim’s slavery while they are on the raft. Mark Twain was against slavery! And Tom’s main character in Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a hero who rose above his degrading conditions to show the sacrificial love for others that is reminiscent of Christ.

But because of certain words in both books and the description of slavery, the liberals and progressives decided to take these books off the shelves. I even wonder if they read them.

Martha southworth

south bend

Grateful for the help

A few weeks ago I was with the Menards on Ireland Road. I walk with a cane, and on the way to my truck, I had difficulty walking. Along came two beautiful ladies who noticed that I was having problems. They asked me if I needed any help and were kind enough to help me get into my truck and waited until I was okay. I didn’t know them, but they were kind enough to help me. I want and must say thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Dennis C. Meuleman

south bend

This article originally appeared on the South Bend Tribune: Comprehensive dementia care has been shown to reduce costs

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