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

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Healthy Living. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s