UF: Can we delay or prevent dementia?

UF: Can we delay or prevent dementia?

UF: Can we delay or prevent dementia?

According to a 2015 report by the NIH’s National Institute on Aging, in the last five years of life, total health care spending for people with dementia was more than a quarter of a million dollars per person, 57 percent more than the costs associated with death from other diseases, including cancer and heart disease.

“Half the expenses of long-term care for dementia patients comes from the family, and the other half comes from taxpayers,” Woods said.  “If we can delay the onset of dementia by just one year, it would save the U.S. hundreds of millions of dollars annually.”

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