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Senate Special Committee On Aging

New report highlights need for Alzheimer’s research

A new report has compelled one of the leading advocates for Alzheimer’s research in the U.S. Senate to renew a call on the federal government to significantly boost research funding for the disease, or face a near quadrupling of treatment costs over the coming decades.

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)

Scrap hospital rule: experts

Medicare should cover people who go to a skilled nursing facility without a preceding hospital stay, experts recently told the Senate Special Committee on Aging.

Caring for Holocaust survivors the focus of Senate hearing

Providers with Holocaust survivors will find special value in an upcoming hearing held by the Senate Special Committee on Aging. “Aging in comfort: Assessing the special needs of America’s Holocaust survivors” is the title of the Jan. 15 hearing. It begins at 2:15 p.m. (Eastern) in Room 562 of the Dirksen Senate Building in Washington and will feature testimony from some of the nation’s top experts on this caregiving challenge.

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