of Louisville) provides geriatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and long-term care providers with an approach to dementia assessment that blends traditional clinical evaluation with person-centered approaches and includes a complete understanding of the whole person by integrating their experiences and needs rather than just focusing on the dementia, to improve quality of life and reduce excess disability
While women tend to live longer than men, this study shows that they are at greater risk of living with disability and much of the excess disability
is attributable to higher rates of obesity and arthritis," said Heather Whitson, M.
An excess disability
provider can provide safety nets of more than $40 million to companies and $10 million for individuals who are disabled and unable to maintain their current lifestyle.
In the absence, as yet, of any means of preventing or curing Alzheimer's disease, the emphasis in the short term must be on reducing the patient's excess disability
and maximizing the individual's functional level and the family's ability to cope.
The institute will put Indiana on the map as a national leader of studies to predict health outcomes and to design personal, health system and community interventions to prevent the common diseases that result in excess disability