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The Shows (Feature 1411.666)
Rural Iowa and Alzheimer's Disease

If you're older than 65, you have a ten percent chance of showing signs of dementia or Alzheimer's Disease. In Iowa, that's a large percentage of our population, and it is on the increase, with a trend towards starting at earlier ages.

Living in Iowa talked with the project coordinator of the Rural Alzheimer's Demonstration Project about what's being done to reach out to families and individuals with this debilitating disease.

Rural Iowa and Alzheimer's Disease
pictures { Click to view the full image
contacts { Alzheimer's Association
Phone: 1-800-272-3900

Ann Bossen, Project Coordinator
U of I College of Nursing, Iowa City, Iowa
Phone: 319-335-7136
links { Rural Alzheimer's Demonstration Project

'The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's'

Alzheimer's Association