When the first wave of baby boomers reaches age 85 years (in 2031), an estimated 3.5 million people aged ≥85 years will have Alzheimer’s disease.
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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 ]
Between 2010 and 2050, the total costs of caring for Americans with Alzheimer’s disease–age 65 and older–will increase 5-fold–from $172 billion to $1.08 trillion each year. These figures include the… [ Get More Details ]