Study looks at the overwhelming cost of dementia care in Georgia senior homes

By Thomas
February 9, 2024


The median adult with dementia in an assisted living center spent 97% of their monthly income on long-term care according to a new Georgia State University study.

“Because dementia is such an expensive illness, it really is in a category of its own when we start to think about funding for long-term care,” said senior author Jalayne Arias, associate professor in the GSU School of Public Health. “Our study shows that if you compare people with dementia to their age-matched counterparts, they experience costs that are untenable to manage.”


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