Silver Book Fact

In 2005, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias cost Medicare $91 billion, which is projected to increase to $160 billion by 2010 and $189 billion by 2015.

Alzheimer's Association. 2008 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2008; 4(2): 110-33. http://www.alzheimersanddementia.com/article/S1552-5260(08)00033-2/fulltext

Reference

Title
2008 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 4, Issue 2
Pages
110-33
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Due to the growth of the over 65 population, the annual total number of new cases of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is projected to double by 2050.  
  • In 2008, Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s and other dementias paid $9,368 out-of-pocket on average for health care and long-term care services that were not covered by additional sources.  
  • By 2050, the number of individuals age 65 and over with Alzheimer’s could range from 11 million to 16 million.  
  • By 2025, the number of people aged ≥65 years with Alzheimer’s disease is estimated to reach 6.7 million, a 30% increase from the 5.2 million aged ≥65 years currently affected.  
  • 5.5. million Americans have Alzheimer’s dementia
    In 2017, an estimated 5.5 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer’s dementia.