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Why is the service dementia caregivers provide important?

Dementia caregivers, such as spouses and adult children, provide a needed and valuable service both to the care recipient as well as to society. They can save the healthcare system millions of dollars by continuing to have the person with dementia home in an environment that’s familiar to him or her. In doing so, these caregivers save the country the costs of institutionalization, which average $70,000 to $90,000 per year, making this a huge service to society.

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