Cost Of Caring For A Woman With Alzheimer’s May Be About Six Times More Than It Is For A Man

HealthDay (9/16, Mozes) reports, “The cost of caring for a woman with Alzheimer’s disease is ultimately about six times more than it is for a man with this form of dementia,” according to a study published in the September/October issue of the journal Women’s Health Issues. After examining “data collected by the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey between 2000 and 2010,” researchers found that “when the patient is a man, the true value of the time and energy a female family member typically puts into her caregiving job is 20 times greater than that performed by a male family member when the patient-caregiver roles are reversed.”

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— “Women the Bigger Losers in Terms of Alzheimer’s Costs,” Alan Mozes, HealthDay, September 15, 2015.

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