10/26/2015 – Costs for Dementia Care Far Exceeding Other Diseases, Study Finds

Oct 26, 2015 Comments Off by

Three diseases, leading killers of Americans, often involve long periods of decline before death. Two of them — heart disease and cancer — usually require expensive drugs, surgeries and hospitalizations. The third, dementia, has no effective treatments to slow its course.

So when a group of researchers asked which of these diseases involved the greatest health care costs in the last five years of life, the answer they found might seem surprising. The most expensive, by far, was dementia.

Read the full article at The New York Times.

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