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November 13, 2015 § Leave a comment

Articles, commentary, research, and more from the past week

MA campaign fights the stigma of addiction
As part of his comprehensive plan to address the state’s opioid crisis, MA Gov. Charlie Baker has launched State Without StigMA, a new campaign to end the stigma associated with addiction and encourage individuals in need to seek treatment. The campaign will include “radio advertising, billboards, videos, and the opportunity to nominate champions who fight to end the stigma of addiction in Massachusetts.”

Medicare pays for half of Alzheimer’s care
The Alzheimer’s Association reports that some $226 billion is spent to care for people with Alzheimer’s and that half of that amount is paid for by Medicare. Research indicates that “delaying the onset of the disease by just five years … could decrease Medicare spending by 50 percent.”

10% of seniors face abuse
An
article published in the New England Journal of Medicine states that 10% of older Americans face some form of abuse, including “sexual or emotional abuse, physical violence and financial manipulation.” Elder abuse can lead to long-term physical harm, mental illness, and even death.

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