Finances

Study links poor financial performance and 'de facto' nursing home segregation; raises questions about admissions

Study links poor financial performance and 'de facto' nursing home segregation; raises questions about admissions

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Nursing homes with a high proportion of black residents tend to underperform financially, according to recently published research that raises difficult questions about admissions practices and healthcare disparities.

Confusion over finances could signal Alzheimer's onset

New research has found that a person's sudden inability to grasp concepts such as money, credit, contracts and agreements is one of the first signs of dementia. Some researchers even say that confusion over personal finances is the most important and predictable clue that a patient's memory is in decline, The New York Times reported.