Cost of Dementia Tops $157 Billion

Nearly one in five of us boomers will develop Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia in our lifetime. If that’s not scary enough, researchers have put a staggering figure on the diseases’ financial burden. A new study published in the April 4 edition of the New England Journal of Medicinesays dementia costs more than heart disease or even cancer between $157 and $215 billion annually. And that was based on the prevalence of the disease in 2010, …