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Dementia risk falling, but remains a threat [Senior Circles]

On my way to a meeting one morning last month, I heard on my car radio, "Dementia risk falling in the West." This was good news and definitely intriguing and worth some research as to why. After the meeting, I engaged Ilene Rosenthal in discussion on what I heard about dementia that morning. In her position as program director for Alzheimer's Association Greater Maryland Chapter, I knew she would be aware of the latest news on cognitive impairment issues. She had provided me with the information I included in my last column on the Medicare Wellness Exam, which includes a check for cognitive impairment in the patient. Ilene quickly followed up by email with several URLs for...

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