Cost of dementia care in the U.S. will double by 2040

Facing the aging of the baby boom generation, the U.S. is unprepared for the coming surge in the cost and cases of dementia.

How much does it cost to care for American’s with dementia?  A new study has found that the financial burden is at least as high as that of heart disease or cancer, and it may be even higher. And both the costs and the number of people with dementia will more than double within 30 years, skyrocketing at a rate that rarely occurs with a chronic disease.

 

 

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