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Why dementia takes a huge financial toll on families

Clip: 10/27/2015 | 6m 13s

Caring for patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease is far more expensive -- 57 percent more -- than caring for those with illnesses like cancer or heart disease, according to a study from researchers at Mt. Sinai. William Brangham discusses the findings with Dr. Diane Meier of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Aired: 10/27/15

Rating: NR

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