Alzheimer’s advice as near as a phone, computer for rural Coloradans
While living in rural America certainly has its appeals, access to healthcare is not among them. There are 58 percent fewer general practice physicians and 89 percent fewer specialists per capita in rural communities. And, for older Americans who are more susceptible to developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, the segment of the population age 65 and older reaches 50 percent in rural areas.
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