Money may matter: Financial hardship and its association with satisfaction of care among people living with dementia.

TitleMoney may matter: Financial hardship and its association with satisfaction of care among people living with dementia.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of PublicationForthcoming
AuthorsMiller, KEM, White, L, Coe, NB, Khandelwal, N
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
ISSN Number1532-5415
KeywordsDementia, Finances, Life Satisfaction
Abstract

Financial hardship is a multidimensional construct that includes, but is not limited to, out-of-pocket costs. Financial hardship has mostly been studied in patients with cancer and is independently associated with decreased treatment adherence,1 worse quality of life,2 worse psychological and physical symptoms,2, 3 and mortality4 — outcomes of great importance to people living with dementia (PLWD) as well. However, there are limited data specifically examining the prevalence or the impact of financial hardship among PLWD. Our objectives are to estimate the prevalence of financial hardship among PLWD and describe measures of satisfaction with life and with health care among PLWD, compared to a cancer cohort.

DOI10.1111/jgs.18723
Citation Key13757
PubMed ID38156725