Kenneth M. Langa

Costs of Dementia

Research Project Description

Dr. Kenneth Langa will continue to collaborate with Michael Hurd, PhD and other RAND researchers on a research project designed to determine the full societal costs of dementia in the United States. Dr. Langa and Dr. Hurd collaborated on the original R01 project from 2007 through 2013, and will now continue collaborating on this no-cost extension for the project. The proposed studies during this no-cost extension will build on our prior collaborative work on dementia costs by: 1) Identifying costs of dementia at the household level over time, and its effect on the economic position of affected households); and 2) Extending our model of the probability of dementia by the inclusion of genetic information.

In collaboration with Professor Hurd, Dr. Langa will help design and implement data analyses using HRS, ADAMS, Medicare, and genetics data; help interpret the results of the cost analyses; prepare abstracts for presentation of results at national meetings; and collaborate on manuscripts for publication.

Funding: National Institute on Aging (subcontract: R01 AG 030155)

Funding Period: 3/1/2015 to 5/31/2016