Silver Book Fact

Close to 1/3 of caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias now exercise less than before they started caregiving, compared to 1/4 of other caregivers.

Alzheimer's Association. 2007 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Washington, D.C.: Alzheimer’s Association; 2008. http://www.alz.org/national/documents/Report_2007FactsAndFigures.pdf

Reference

Title
2007 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publisher
Alzheimer’s Association
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Alzheimer’s disease cost $203 billion in 2013.  
  • Advancing age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. A majority of Americans that are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease are 65 or older.  
  • Close to half of all people over the age of 85 have Alzheimer’s disease (43%).  
  • An estimated 60 to 70 percent of older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias live in the community compared with 98 percent of older adults without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  
  • At any time, about 25% of older hospital patients are people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.