By now, many of you have heard that the financial burden of dementia is similar to that of cancer and heart disease.
Have you read the article from the New England Journal of Medicine? “Monetary Costs of Dementia in the United States” is worth reading, and reviews costs such as out-of-pocket spending, Medicare, formal and informal home care, and nursing facility expenditures.
Perhaps this will serve as a wake-up call, and healthcare providers and organizations will begin to focus on the unique needs of this population. The epidemic continues to grow.