What is it?
Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that some people may get when they are older. It is a form of dementia. It can make people lose their memory, act differently, and have trouble thinking and solving problems.
More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s. It is the sixth leading cause of death. Alzheimer’s patients also may suffer from depression, agitation, anxiety, and other health conditions.
What do I need to know about Medicare’s coverage of Alzheimer’s?
If you are on Medicare, you can get care for Alzheimer’s. Medicare will pay for medical costs you may face with Alzheimer’s, plus certain other costs.