Accession Number:

AD1046541

Title:

Effects of Alzheimer's Disease in the Prediagnosis Period on Financial Outcomes

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,30 Sep 2016,29 Sep 2017

Corporate Author:

The RAND Corporation Santa Monica United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The goal of this research is to understand how Alzheimers Disease AD--before it is diagnosable using currently availability tools affects the financial well-being of the individuals and families of those it afflicts. We are conducting analyses of the Health and Retirement Study HRS data linked to Medicare claims data. The HRS includes longitudinal information on financial outcomes for a large panel of U.S. adults over age 50. Linking the HRS to Medicare claims data enables us to identify individuals who were diagnosed with AD by a physician and their date of diagnosis, so that we can look backward over time at the vulnerable period prior to diagnosis. In Year 1 of our project, we constructed the merged data derived key dependent and independent variables and calculated descriptive statistics and performed initial analyses of the effect of AD on financial outcomes. In the next phase of the project, we will refine and finalize our analyses and disseminate our results.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE