Report: Medicaid cost of Alzheimer’s reaches $438M in Rhode Island

CAREGIVERS FOR PEOPLE with dementia tend to provide more time-intensive and extensive assistance than caregivers of individuals without dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. / COURTESY ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION
CAREGIVERS FOR PEOPLE with dementia tend to provide more time-intensive and extensive assistance than caregivers of individuals without dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. / COURTESY ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION
PROVIDENCE – By 2050, the total cost of care for the 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, 23,000 of them Rhode Island residents, is projected to increase to more than $1.1 trillion, according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s recently released 2018 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report. The report estimated total Medicaid costs for Americans…

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