On average, Medicare spends about 3 times more per beneficiary diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, compared to someone who does not have dementia ($13,207 compared to $4,454).
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In 2002, more than 9 out of 10 community-living older individuals with cognitive impairment received daily activity assistance from family, friends or paid workers. Slightly less than 50% of those… [ Get More Details ]
In 2004, total per-person payments for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (including all sources for health and long-term care) were $33,007–compared to $10,603… [ Get More Details ]