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By Mike Stobbe
AP Medical Writer 

Report: More Americans with Alzheimer's are dying at home


NEW YORK (AP) — One in 4 Alzheimer's deaths in the United States are now occurring at home — a startling increase that marks a shift away from hospitals and nursing homes, according to a report released Thursday.

Alzheimer's deaths in hospitals and nursing homes or other long-term care facilities shrank from more than 80 percent to 60 percent over 15 years. Meanwhile, those dying at home rose from 14 percent to 25 percent, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disorder that impairs memory, judgment and other mental abilities. It...

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