The Cost of Alzheimers
About Alzheimers Disease: Cost
In the United States alone, the cost of caring for individuals with dementia or Alzheimers disease is estimated to be more than $100 billion a year. The annual cost of caring for an individual with Alzheimers disease ranges from $18,000 to more than $36,000 a year depending on a variety of factors such as location and stage of the disease. It is also estimated that Alzheimers disease costs US businesses more than $60 billion a year between the absence of Alzheimers caregivers and insurance costs alone. With this in mind, it is easy to see that the effects of this devastating illness are reaching beyond emotional and physical damages.