The total average cost to care for consumer with dementia diagnosed at age 83 is estimated at $321,780 over approximately five years post diagnosis, compared to an average cost of $137,280 to care for the same consumer without dementia. Families cover an estimated 70% of the additional costs due to dementia out-of-pocket, totaling about $225,140. These findings were reported in “Societal and Family Lifetime Cost of Dementia: Implications for Policy” by Eric Jutkowitz Ph.D.; Robert L. Kane M.D.; Joseph E. Gaugler Ph.D.; Richard F. MacLehose Ph.D.; Bryan Dowd Ph.D.; and . . .