FTD’s Economic Burden Is Twice That of Alzheimer’s, Study Shows

The average annual costs associated with FTD is nearly $120,000, nearly twice the costs of Alzheimer’s, according to a study published on the website of the scientific journal Neurology on October 4. The study gathered survey data from more than 670 FTD caregivers; Dr. James E. Galvin of Florida Atlantic University and Dr. David H. Howard of Emory University joined AFTD staff in designing the survey and analyzing the data. The study is the first published in the U.S. to focus solely on the economic burden of FTD. Click here for more information.