Silver Book Fact
Dementia is correlated with a significantly higher out-of-pocket expenditure for medical care compared with those who have normal cognitive function. In 1995, the annual out-of-pocket expenditure was $1,350 for Americans without dementia, $2,150 for those with mild/moderate dementia, and $3,010 for those with severe dementia.
Langa K, Larson E, Weir D, Willis R, et al. Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenditures Among Older Americans With Dementia. Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders. 2004; 18(2): 90-98. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15249853/