In addition to the estimated $14.4 billion a year in costs for Parkinson’s disease to the nation, an additional $6.3 billion in indirect costs (missed work or loss of job for family caregiver) contribute to the enormous economic burden.
Among nursing home residents in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, 51% relied on Medicaid to help pay for their nursing home care in 2000.
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For families of loved ones with dementia, their out-of-pocket spending in the last 5 years before death was $61,522 compared to $34,068 without dementia. Informal costs were $83,022 for people… [ Get More Details ]