The growing number of aging Iowans means more are dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. Some 64,000 in the state suffer from this disease at a time when Iowa is tightening is Medicaid system, which pays for long-term nursing home care for Alzheimer’s patients.
The Insight on Business the News Hour, hosted by Michael Libbie, featured on its Oct. 9, 2017, program an IowaWatch/HuffPost story about the feared growth of Alzheimer’s disease in Iowa. Listen here to the podcast.
Several times a week, Lou Stepanek drives to the Hiawatha Care Center in Iowa to spend time with someone who hasn’t seemed to recognize him for more than a decade: his wife. Read this special IowaWatch/HuffPost collaboration on the growing threat of Alzheimer’s disease in Iowa.