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

Costs for dementia care far exceed other diseases, study finds

October 26, 2015 06:09 PM

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