Economic impact of dementia in developing countries: an evaluation of costs of Alzheimer-type dementia in Argentina

@article{Allegri2006EconomicIO,
  title={Economic impact of dementia in developing countries: an evaluation of costs of Alzheimer-type dementia in Argentina},
  author={Ricardo Francisco Allegri and Judith Butman and Raul L Arizaga and Gerardo Machnicki and Cecilia M Serrano and Fernando Emilio Taragano and Diego Sarasola and Leandro Lo{\~n}},
  journal={International Psychogeriatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={19},
  pages={705 - 718}
}
Background: There is no previous information about economic costs of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in South America. The objective of this study was to evaluate the costs of AD in Argentina. Methods: Eighty community-dwelling patients, 20 institutionalized AD patients and their respective primary caregivers, and 25 healthy elderly subjects participated in this study. The cognitive and neuropsychiatric impairments and severity of dementia were assessed with the Mini-mental State Examination… 
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