Opinion: A caregiver and physician discuss the financial implications of dementia

In his recent First Opinion, “The long, exhausting reach of dementia care,” Jason Karlawish, a geriatric physician and co-director of the Penn Memory Center, wrote about how the coronavirus pandemic has led more Americans to realize how all-consuming life as a full-time caretaker can be. As many spouses and adult children of Alzheimer’s patients have long known, it’s often an isolating, arduous, and expensive experience.

To learn more about the implications of dementia, both individual and systemic, STAT’s Patrick Skerrett spoke with Karlawish and Richard Bartholomew, who was the caregiver for his late wife while she was living with Alzheimer’s.  

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Opinion: A caregiver and physician discuss the financial implications of dementia

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