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In 2002, nearly 1/3 of community-living older individuals with cognitive impairment who received daily activity assistance used paid services, which were usually combined with unpaid assistance. 12% of those who had no cognitive impairment received assistance.

Alzheimer's Association. 2007 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Washington, D.C.: Alzheimer’s Association; 2008. http://www.alz.org/national/documents/Report_2007FactsAndFigures.pdf

Reference

Title
2007 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publisher
Alzheimer’s Association
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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