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Cost of dementia care in US to double by 2040

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 05 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2175
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

The cost of dementia care in the United States is currently estimated to be as high as $215bn (£141bn; €166bn) per year and can be expected to double by 2040, according to a study in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.1

The findings suggest that the cost of dementia care in the US is far higher than the cost of care for heart disease or cancer.

The main component of the cost of …

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