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Stanford Center on Longevity's aging reports

I've just been introduced to Prof Laura Carstenson and her team at the Stanford Center on Longevity, and am impressed by what I've seen so far. Their report last year New Realities for an Older America, sets out the issues in a balanced, data-rich way, and makes for striking reading.

The section on the expected growth of dementia in the US  (p51-3) includes this graph showing the growth in absolute numbers (with Alzheimer's as the largest category). It also puts the 2005 direct healthcare costs of dementia at $112bn, and approximately the same again in indirect costs to business and the value of unpaid caregiving.

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