February 2017 Lewy Digest | Lewy Body Dementia Association LBDA

February 2017 Lewy Digest


On the Issue: Healthcare Reform and Dementia
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to be a hot topic in the media as legislators discuss the possibility of repealing and replacing it.
Key ACA provisions that benefit people with LBD include:

  • Cognitive assessments under Medicare
  • Protection for pre-existing conditions
  • Intervention for people with dementia and their caregivers
  • Medicare and Medicaid dual coordination
  • Medicaid expansion
  • Funding for patient-center research on dementia
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Many times people with dementia misunderstand or become confused. Instead of becoming frustrated with them, offer an “out” by agreeing that something was a bit tricky. This will enable them to retain their sense of independence. 
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