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Routine assessment predicts when Alzheimer's patients will need nursing home care, researchers report

Routine assessment predicts when Alzheimer's patients will need nursing home care, researchers report

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Clinicians can use a new assessment to determine when an Alzheimer's patient is likely to need nursing home care, according to researchers based at Columbia University Medical Center.