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Journal Articles Alzheimer's & Dementia : the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association Year : 2023

The worldwide costs of dementia in 2019

Anders Wimo
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Katrin Seeher
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Rodrigo Cataldi
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Eva Cyhlarova
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Joseph L Dielemann
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Oskar Frisell
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Linus Jönsson
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Emma Nichols
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Paola Pedroza
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Martin Prince
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Tarun Dua
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Introduction: Dementia is a leading cause of death and disability globally. Estimating total societal costs demonstrates the wide impact of dementia and its main direct and indirect economic components. Methods: We constructed a global cost model for dementia, presenting costs as cumulated global and regional costs. Results: In 2019, the annual global societal costs of dementia were estimated at US $1313.4 billion for 55.2 million people with dementia, corresponding to US $23,796 per person with dementia. Of the total, US $213.2 billion (16%) were direct medical costs, US $448.7 billion (34%) direct social sector costs (including long-term care), and US $651.4 billion (50%) costs of informal care. Discussion: The huge costs of dementia worldwide place enormous strains on care systems and families alike. Although most people with dementia live in low-and middle-income countries, highest total and per-person costs are seen in high-income countries.
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ird-03944615 , version 1 (18-01-2023)



Anders Wimo, Katrin Seeher, Rodrigo Cataldi, Eva Cyhlarova, Joseph L Dielemann, et al.. The worldwide costs of dementia in 2019. Alzheimer's & Dementia : the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, 2023, ⟨10.1002/alz.12901⟩. ⟨ird-03944615⟩
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