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In 2008, 23% of Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias had at least one home health visit during the year, compared with 10% of Medicare beneficiaries without Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

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
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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