26 April 2017

Economic cost of dementia 2016-2056

There are currently over 413,000 people in Australia with dementia and the cost to the community is estimated to be $14.6 billion in 2017.  This is one of the findings of a study commissioned by Alzheimer's Australia, Economic cost of dementia 2016-2056 ,which also estimated that the cost would be $18 billion per year by 2025 and $36 billion by 2056 if nothing is done to reduce the incidence of the disease.

The report includes a printable pdf version, as well as some infographics including the main statistics. The number of people with dementia is expected to be 1.1 million by 2056.  The report provides suggestions on ways the prevalence of the disease could be reduced and projects the substantial cost savings this would make.

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