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Out-of-pocket costs for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias who were living in the community were 1.2 times higher than the average for all other beneficiaries in that age group–$2,298 compared to $1,916.

Alzheimer's Association. 2009 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2009; 5(3): 234-70. http://www.alzheimersanddementia.com/article/S1552-5260(09)00074-0/fulltext

Reference

Title
2009 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 5, Issue 3
Pages
234-70
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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