Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:03 AM by NBC News
A new study finds Alzheimer's patients without a spouse are under represented in clinical trial data.
Research shows about 32% of Alzheimer's disease patients are cared for by their spouse. The rest are cared for by adult children or are in nursing homes.
Despite the fact patients with spouses as their caregivers make up a small group of the general population, they make up a majority of patients in clinical trials.
Researchers say this discrepancy could affect the results and interpretations of these studies.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Watch Daybreak Web Videos in full
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties