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Table 7 Estimated ‘net’ costs of dementia (SEK)

From: The societal costs of dementia in Sweden 2012 – relevance and methodological challenges in valuing informal care


Social care sector

Medical care sector


Step 1


 Direct cost of care for people aged 65+ years



181,729 million SEK

 Direct costs of dementia



52,166 million SEK

 Direct costs for PWD aged 65+ yearsa



48,864 million SEK

 Direct costs of care for people without dementia aged 65+ years


132,865 million SEK

 Number of people aged 65+ years



 Number of people aged 65+ years without dementia



 Direct cost per person aged 65+ years without dementia


79,073 SEK

Step 2: costs per PWD


 Gross cost per person with dementiaa (Table 2)b


398,226 SEK

 Exclude: direct cost for person without dementia as above


79,073 SEK

 Exclude: costs of informal care of PWD (Table 2)


67,318 SEK

 ‘Net’ direct costs


251,836 SEK

 ‘Net’ total costs (including informal care)


319,154 SEK

Step 3: aggregated costs


 Aggregated ‘net’ direct costs of dementia aged 65+ years (148,000 PWD)


37,272 million SEK

 Aggregated ‘net’ direct costs all dementia (158,000 PWD)


39,790 million SEK

 Aggregated ‘net’ costs all including informal care aged 65+ years (148,000 PWD)


47,235 million SEK

 Aggregated ‘net’ costs all including informal care all dementia (158,000 PWD)


50,426 million SEK

  1. PWD Persons with dementia, SEK Swedish krona
  2. aAssumptions: similar for PWD aged 65+ years as for all PWD and adjustment factor (here, dementia aged 65+ years only) 148,000/158,000
  3. b1 € corresponds to SEK 8.77 and 1 US$ to SEK 6.96