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By Tom Christensen
County of San Diego, Communications Office 

County report on Alzheimer's disease details costs, tolls of dementias


Last updated 5/1/2018 at 5:04am

Two studies released April 20 show an increasing economic and physical toll of Alzheimer's disease and dementia on San Diego County families and the region's health care economy.

The pair of studies, produced by the county's Health and Human Services Agency, said the San Diego County region can expect the cost to provide care for those suffering and the number of caregivers needed will both balloon by 2030.

They were highlighted as part of an announcement that the federal government has awarded a $1.3 million grant to Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute to advance the local...

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