Mar 9, 2012

Healthcare Costs 19 Times More for Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients

Aggregate payments for health care, long-term care and hospice for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are projected to increase from $200 billion in 2012 to $1.1 trillion in 2050.

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People with Alzeimer's and dementia are costing Medicaid 19 times more than older people without any dementia conditions.**

That's according to a new report by the Alzheimer's Association. Joanna Massee, the communications director for the Alzheimer's Association, explains.

** 2012 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, page 39

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