1. At $109 billion in direct care, dementia costs the U.S. more than heart disease and cancer.¬†That’s not even accounting for the unofficial costs of caring for a person with dementia, usually provided by family members, which would add an additional $50 billion to $106 billion to that number.

    Why is dementia costing us so much? 

    Photo from Jonathan Alcorn/ZUMA/Corbis

     
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