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In 2004, total per person payments from all sources for health care, long-term care and hospice were 3 times higher for Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s and other dementias than for other Medicare beneficiaries of the same group.

Alzheimer's Association. 2010 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2010; 6(2): 158-94. http://www.alzheimersanddementia.com/article/S1552-5260(10)00014-2/fulltext

Reference

Title
2010 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 6, Issue 2
Pages
158-94
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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