Objectives: Dementia poses a substantial economic burden on society. Knowing which factors predict high costs in dementia may help to better target interventions and optimize resource allocation. This study aimed to identify predictors of the total societal costs in dementia patients and their informal caregivers.
Design: Prospective cohort study with 2-year follow up.
Setting and Participants: 192 community-dwelling patients with dementia and their primary informal caregivers in the Netherlands.