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Local doctors learning how to treat "Silver Tsunami"

Our country is going through what experts call a "Silver Tsunami."

Posted: Sep. 30, 2017 2:08 AM
Updated: Sep. 30, 2017 2:08 AM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Our country is going through what experts call a "Silver Tsunami."

Millions of baby boomers are getting older, and that means an increase in memory issues like dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.

For that reason, Union Hospital's Family Medicine Residency in Terre Haute is working hard to train family practice doctors and medical students on how to better treat these patients.

The hope is, more doctors in Terre Haute will become proficient in geriatric care.

That way local patients to have to travel to Indianapolis to see a specialist.

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