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.
Baby boomers start turning 65 in 2011, which puts them at the greatest risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
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Parkinson’s disease patients use significantly more health care services in all categories and pay more out-of-pocket for their medical services than other seniors–averaging $18,528 in annual health care expenses versus… [ Get More Details ]
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… [ Get More Details ]