Alzheimers Has Hefty Global Price Tag: World Alzheimer Report Findings

A recent international report about Alzheimer’s disease suggests that the global economic impact of dementia costs about $604 billion or 1% of the global Gross Domestic Product, indicating that the financial toll of caring for patients with Alzheimer’s is substantial and expected to rise. 

The report, released by Alzheimer’s Disease International for World Alzheimer’s Day and titled “World Alzheimer Report 2010: the Global Economic Impact of Dementia,” indicates that 70% of the $604 billion in direct medical care and informal care costs take place in North America and Western Europe.

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