Silver Book Fact

Based on 2008 final data from the National Center for Health Statistics, Alzheimer’s was reported as the underlying cause of death for 82,435 people.

Alzheimer's Association. 2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2012; 8(2): 131-68. http://www.alzheimersanddementia.com/article/S1552-5260(12)00032-5/fulltext

Reference

Title
2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 8, Issue 2
Pages
131-68
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s disease have payments that are 3 times higher than beneficiaries without the disease.  
  • An estimated 13.9% of Americans age 71 and older have Alzheimer’s disease.  
  • 95% of Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over with Alzheimer’s and other dementias have at least one other chronic condition.””  
  • Every 68 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease.   
  • In 2002, Alzheimer’s disease caused 58,866 deaths.