Estimating the economic and social costs of dementia in Ireland.

  title={Estimating the economic and social costs of dementia in Ireland.},
  author={Sheelah Connolly and Paddy Gillespie and Eamon O'Shea and Suzanne Cahill and Maria E. Pierce},
  volume={13 1},
Dementia is a costly condition and one that differs from other conditions in the significant cost burden placed on informal caregivers. The aim of this analysis was to estimate the economic and social costs of dementia in Ireland in 2010. With an estimate of 41,470 people with dementia, the total baseline annual cost was found to be over €1.69 billion, 48% of which was attributable to the opportunity cost of informal care provided by family and friends and 43% to residential care. Due to the… CONTINUE READING
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