John Rakis, who spent more than $189,000 in less than two years for caregivers and other expenses for his mother-in-law Naomi Wallace, right, visits at her home in New York on Oct. 24. A group of researchers found that of the three diseases that are the leading killers of Americans — heart disease, cancer and dementia — the cost of care for dementia was by far the most expensive.
John Rakis, who spent more than $189,000 in less than two years for caregivers and other expenses for his mother-in-law Naomi Wallace, right, visits at her home in New York on Oct. 24. A group of researchers found that of the three diseases that are the leading killers of Americans — heart disease, cancer and dementia — the cost of care for dementia was by far the most expensive. SAM HODGSON For The New York Times
John Rakis, who spent more than $189,000 in less than two years for caregivers and other expenses for his mother-in-law Naomi Wallace, right, visits at her home in New York on Oct. 24. A group of researchers found that of the three diseases that are the leading killers of Americans — heart disease, cancer and dementia — the cost of care for dementia was by far the most expensive. SAM HODGSON For The New York Times

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Costs for dementia care far exceed other diseases, study finds

October 26, 2015 6:09 PM

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