Medicare benefits for Alzheimer's patients.
I was watching the R convention last night, listening to VP candidate's speak and I'm sure I heard him say Medicare was there for my grandma when we needed it. In other statements he made he referred to helping or observing his mother help his grandmother with Alzheimer's. I assume he is talking about the same grandmother. So my question/discussion is: I thought Medicare did not provide any special benefits under Medicare to Alzheimer's patients, like day care, home care just like there are no auxh benefits to non Alz seniors under Medicare . He mentioned being 16 at the time so I'm assuming this was around 1986. So is he just trying to confuse us to suggest their are special Medicare benefits for Alz recipients that the D's will cut or are there such benefits that maybe many aren't aware of, including those that existed back in 1986. Many people are confused enough thinking Medicare will pay for nursing home care. we don't need more confusion just to sway political votes.
And maybe a futre topic should be, what has Ryan done to increase or create benefits under Medicare for Alz patients during all his elected years, since he saw first hand how this horrible disease affects those afflicted and their families?