Health care spending for dementia patients in their last 5 years of life is more than $250,000 per person. This is 57% greater than costs associated with death from other diseases–including cancer and heart disease.
The Burden of Health Care Costs for Patients with Dementia in the Last 5 Years of Life. 2015; doi:10.7326/M15-0381. http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2466364&resultClick=3