What is the Most Costly Health Condition?

Dementia affects a growing number of aging adults in the United States. Researchers have recently calculated that the care for this large group cost from $41,000 to $56,000 per year per patient in 2010, making this the most costly health condition. The total expenditure for this type of care was $159-215 billion annually, with predictions that this could increase 80% by 2040.

PositiveTip: Growing evidence strongly suggests a healthy lifestyle lowers the risk of dementia later in life.