July 23, 2014

Study puts a hefty price tag on dementia

By Logan Lafferty

A new study shows caring for dementia patients is now costlier than heart disease and cancer, and those costs will double by the time baby boomers reach their 70s…Winnie Pao, a neurologist with Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, says costs associated with treatment of dementia can come from both inpatient and outpatient settings. Pao said dementia patients are prone to falls, delirium, sleep-wake dysregulation and behavior issues while in unfamiliar environments.


Mankato Free Press by Robb Murray

Tags: dementia, Dr. Winnie Pao, health cost, inpatient settings, Mankato Free Press, Mayo Clinic Health System, Neurology, outpatient settings, Research

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