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Various studies estimate that 40-67% of assisted living facility residents have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

Hyde J, Perez R, Forester B. Dementia and Assisted Living. Gerontologist. 2007; 47: 51-67. http://gerontologist.gerontologyjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/47/suppl_1/51

Reference

Title
Dementia and Assisted Living
Publication
Gerontologist
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Hyde J, Perez R, Forester B
Pages
51-67
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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