Additional Care Needed To Treat Overlapping Diseases

A recent study found that Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and high blood pressure are 3 of the most common overlapping diseases. 42% of individuals under assisted-living care suffer from dementia, while 9% suffer from dementia coupled with a form of heart disease and high blood pressure. A professor of geriatric medicine at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Cynthia Boyd explained the lack of care for overlapping diseases, “We don’t universally do a great job of how we treat conditions that overlap, for example, Alzheimer’s and high blood pressure.” It was suggested that future studies will be conducted to find ways to better treat overlapping diseases. More here

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