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The additional annual cost of informal caregiving per person was $3,630 for mild dementia, $7,420 for moderate dementia, and $17,700 for severe dementia. Total national annual cost of caregiving for those with dementia is $18 billion.

Langa, Kenneth M., Michael E. Chernew, Mohammed U. Kabeto, A. Regula Herzog, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Robert J. Willis, Robert B. Wallace, Lisa M. Mucha, Walter L. Straus and A. Mark Fendrick. National Estimates of the Quantity and Cost of Informal Caregiving for the Elderly with Dementia. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2001; 16(11): 770-8. http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1525-1497.2001.10123.x

Reference

Title
National Estimates of the Quantity and Cost of Informal Caregiving for the Elderly with Dementia
Publication
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Langa, Kenneth M., Michael E. Chernew, Mohammed U. Kabeto, A. Regula Herzog, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Robert J. Willis, Robert B. Wallace, Lisa M. Mucha, Walter L. Straus and A. Mark Fendrick
Volume & Issue
Volume 16, Issue 11
Pages
770-8
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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