Explore the Financial Impacts of Dementia Caregiving
Did you know that the costs associated with the daily care of a person living with Alzheimer's or related dementias are not typically covered by health insurance? These costs, especially in the final five years of a dementia patient's life, far exceed those of cancer, heart disease and other illnesses. For this reason, many families are forced to spend more than their total household assets on the costs of dementia caregiving. Dementia can, unfortunately, bankrupt individuals and their families.
Here under this tab of "Financial Impacts," we highlight the costs of caregiving and the wide-ranging financial burden it places on families. We also explore the root of these burdens as well as solutions to address the hardships and create lasting change.