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ERIC Number: ED246344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep-12
Pages: 75
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Endless Night, Endless Mourning: Living with Alzheimer's. Hearing before the Special Committee on Aging. United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session (New York, NY). S. Hrg. 98-410.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
This document presents the prepared statements and witness testimony from the Congressional hearing on Alzheimer's Disease. Following an opening statement by Senator John Heinz, statements by Senators Larry Pressler and Alfonse M. D'Amato are given. Topics which are discussed include incidence of the disease, family and victim ramifications, costs, medicare involvement, and pending legislation. Witness testimony is provided by representatives of the Philadelphia chapter of Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders; the nursing and medical staff of the Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged, New York; the New York City Department of Aging; the geriatrics and adult development department of the Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York; the Institute on Law and Rights of Older Adults, Hunter College, New York; and family members of disease victims. Topics which are covered include family support and services, patient health care needs (diagnosis and respite care), education, research, public awareness, and health insurance. Magazine articles dealing with the disease conclude the document. (BL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.