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={R. Allegri and J. Butman and R. Arizaga and G. Machnicki and C. Serrano and F. Taragano and D. Sarasola and L. 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… Expand
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