The death rate from Alzheimer’s disease for those aged 85 and over increased by 22.6% between 2000 and 2004.
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In 2004, the average per person payments for hospice care of beneficiaries age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia were 8 times higher than for other beneficiaries… [ Get More Details ]
“In 2000, Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over with Alzheimer’s and other dementias were 3.4 times more likely than other Medicare beneficiaries in the same age group to have a… [ Get More Details ]
In 2005, 50% of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease who were hospitalized for pneumonia or hip fracture died within 6 months. Patients without cognitive impairment were less likely to die after… [ Get More Details ]
In 2009, 30 percent of Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s and other dementias also had coronary heart disease, 29 percent also had diabetes, 22 percent also had congestive heart failure,… [ Get More Details ]