Is the cost of dementia care really higher than cancer and heart disease?
from Medical Daily
A report just published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicated that the costs associated with the care of patients with dementia were higher than that of cancer or heart disease. And, shockingly, the data presented showed that direct costs of care would increase from $109 million in 2010 to $259 million in 2040. This staggering increase was attributed to the increase in the elderly population, particularly baby boomers, and the rise in the rates of dementia.
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