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2008-10-21 09:00:53

MONONA, Wis., Oct. 21, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- One of the greatest fears of aging Americans is dementia. Not only as a personal issue, but as a potential family burden, for good cause. More than 28 million Americans provide care to family members or friends with some form of dementia. The economic value of the services family caregivers provide for "free" is estimated to be $306 billion a year(1). That is almost twice as much as is actually spent on homecare and nursing home services...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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