Dementia dramatically increases family expenses

Dementia dramatically increases family expenses

Reuters | August 25, 2017

“The average lifetime cost of care after a diagnosis of dementia in the U.S. is about $322,000, and families pay about 70% of that, new research suggests. The cost of care is $185,000 higher for someone with dementia than for someone without it, the study authors wrote in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, online August 17.”

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