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CAREGIVERS FOR PEOPLE with dementia tend to provide more time-intensive and extensive assistance than caregivers of individuals without dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. / COURTESY ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

Report: Medicaid cost of Alzheimer’s reaches $438M in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – By 2050, the total cost of care for the 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, 23,000 of them Rhode Island residents,...
PARTICIPANTS IN THE 2016 Alzheimer's charity walk create a large crowd in Providence's Roger Williams Park. / COURTESY ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION RHODE ISLAND CHAPTER

Newport, Providence sites for Alzheimer’s walks in September

PROVIDENCE – If last year is any guide, 3,000 people will take part in the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which will...
HAILEY RASKOB, a North Smithfield High School senior, organized and ran a tennis tournament to benefit the Alzheimer's Association for her senior project. /COURTESY CHESTNUT HILL STUDIOS

Five Questions With: Hailey Raskob

Hailey Raskob, a North Smithfield High School senior, has lived in the area and played tennis for as long as she can remember. She...
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