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Alzheimer's Association offers help for concerned families after nursing home homicide

MEREDITH - A death that's been ruled a homicide at a Meredith nursing home is cause for concern for those with loved ones living in nursing homes.

The NH Attorney General's office says last week 82-year-old Barbara Whittier was attacked by an 87-year-old Alzheimer's patient at the Golden View Health Care Center. The AG's office says Whittier died from heart failure as a result of attempted strangulation..

The Alzheimer's Association is urging anyone with concerns or questions to contact them. They offer a helpline that's available 24/7 for anyone seeking advice and information. You can speak to an Alzheimer's Association-trained volunteer or staff member anytime by calling 1-800-272-3900, or visit Alzheimer's Association website for more information.

It's estimated one in nine people over 65 (11 percent) have Alzheimer’s. As the population ages, those numbers are expected to nearly triple by 2050.

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