Early Diagnosis Essential for Alzheimer’s

Utah’s Deseret News reports that although occurrence of dementia-causing diseases such as Alzheimer’s grows along with the population, local and even regional insurers typically do not cover testing needed to properly diagnose or evaluate how well someone responds to treatment.
Medicare does, but people with symptoms of dementia younger than 65 fall into a giant hole. That early diagnosis and treatment can alter the course of a disease like Alzheimer’s both financially and in terms of quality of life.
Younger patients may be able to get coverage under Social Security Disability, but that process typically takes a year or more and the coverage for imaging and neurological testing doesn’t kick in for another two years after that. Meanwhile, the disease progresses.
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