We found an encouraging story from the Wall Street Journal that says patients who document their final wishes in POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) forms are getting the End-of-Life care they want.
People often ask us how technology can make End-of-Life management easier on individuals and healthcare providers. A great example is the new ‘app’ from the American Bar Association that stores your Advance Directive on your iPhone or Android phone.
Alzheimer’s disease affects over 44 million people worldwide. That number may swell to 76 million by 2030. With over 5 million Americans suffering with Alzheimer’s, it’s the 6th leading cause of death in the US and moving up fast.