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“When baby boomers begin to reach the median age for admission to a nursing home in 2025, Medicaid spending for nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s disease will increase rapidly, from $21 billion to 2005 to $38 billion in 2025.”

Alzheimer's Association. 2008 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2008; 4(2): 110-33. http://www.alzheimersanddementia.com/article/S1552-5260(08)00033-2/fulltext

Reference

Title
2008 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 4, Issue 2
Pages
110-33
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

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