9.8 million family members, friends and neighbors provided unpaid care for someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia in 2007.
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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 ]
Medicaid paid $23,953 (in 2011 dollars) per person for Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s and other dementias living in a long-term care facility compared with $222 for those with the diagnosis… [ 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 ]
In 2000, there were an estimated 411,000 new cases of Alzheimer’s disease. By 2010, that number is expected to increase to nearly half a million new cases each year (454,000),… [ Get More Details ]