Cost-Benefit Analysis and Dementia

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Cost-Benefit Analysis and Dementia

New Interventions

9781839105753 Edward Elgar Publishing
Robert J. Brent, Professor of Economics, Fordham University, New York, US
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 83910 575 3 Extent: 168 pp
This ground-breaking book expertly brings together the many effective dementia interventions to reduce the symptoms of this debilitating condition and also, for the first time, a Cost-Benefit Analysis of those interventions to establish whether the benefits outweigh the costs. Focussing on new interventions such as years of education, medicare eligibility, hearing aids and vision correction, Robert Brent also takes an innovative look at the need to reduce elder abuse and initiate an international convention for human rights.

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This ground-breaking book expertly brings together the many effective dementia interventions to reduce the symptoms of this debilitating condition and also, for the first time, a Cost-Benefit Analysis of those interventions to establish whether the benefits outweigh the costs. Focussing on new interventions such as years of education, medicare eligibility, hearing aids and vision correction, Robert Brent also takes an innovative look at the need to reduce elder abuse and initiate an international convention for human rights.
 
Cost-Benefit Analysis and Dementia takes an insightful look at dementia by using a behavioural definition and explaining how the symptoms can affect daily life activities, rather than just using the medical definition. It examines the causality of dementia interventions to establish their effectiveness, dealing with the risk factors and expanding the current list of interventions. Furthermore, it provides an in-depth three-step procedure for evaluating the monetary benefits of those interventions to establish whether these are found to be socially worthwhile.
 
Written in a comprehensive, yet accessible style, this book will be an excellent resource for economists interested in the Cost-Benefit Analysis of dementia care. Healthcare professionals and policymakers as well as non-professionals will find the different interventions discussed to reduce symptoms of dementia illuminating and informative.
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‘The book offers a fascinating paradigm to reflect upon dementia interventions, promising to widen the lens of interested governments, public health and policy makers, as well as clinicians alike. By interlinking concepts of protecting human rights, preventing elder abuse, caring for persons living with dementia, all contributing to improving global health and economy, this book offers a solid rationale for an international United Nations convention on the human rights for older persons.’
– Kiran Rabheru, University of Ottawa, Canada

‘Robert Brent’s Cost-Benefit Analysis and Dementia provides a comprehensive and accessible examination of how economic tools can assist in making interventions for dementia more effective. Using state-of-the-art economic methods, Brent examines a broad range of efforts ranging from the role of Medicare eligibility to the importance of vision correction and hearing aids. Despite the rigorous attention to the costs and benefits of alternative policies, the book does not lose sight of concerns such as advocacy of broader protections for the human rights of those with dementia.’
– W. Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt Law School, US
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Contents: Preface PART I INTRODUCTION 1. Introduction to dementia, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and the new interventions 2. Measuring dementia symptoms PART II THE COST-BENEFIT ANALYSES 3. Years of education 4. Medicare eligibility 5. Hearing aids 6. Vision correction 7. Avoiding nursing homes PART III PUBLIC POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF DEMENTIA INTERVENTIONS 8. Elder abuse 9. Human rights Index
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