“The RAND results show that nearly 15 percent of people aged 71 or older, about 3.8 million people, have dementia. By 2040, the authors said, that number will balloon to 9.1 million people.”
In Pam Belluck’s article, “Dementia Care Cost Is Projected to Double by 2040” in The New York Times, Belluck talks about the financial burden that dementia care can bring. The federal government financed the RAND Corporation which researched the progression of dementia and the rising cost of care. See the full article here to learn more about this prevailing issue in healthcare.