Share of Cost, According to Studies Done it Finds Dementia Care Costs Equal Costs of Cancer & Heart Disease

Wednesday, Nov. 13th 2013 8:00 AM

The National Institutes of Health funded a study examining the costs of caring for people with dementia in the United States. The 2010 study reviewed medical costs and costs of informal and unpaid care for people with dementia. The care costs totaled between $159 – $215 billion dollars, rivaling the costs for cancer and heart disease. These findings are especially important as people age 65 and older are expected to double in the next 20 years.

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