“In 2000, Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over with Alzheimer’s and other dementias had an average of 1.3 times more physician visits than did other Medicare beneficiaries in the same… [ Get More Details ]
Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can take an enormous toll on the caregiver. 55% of caregivers have less time for other family members. 49% give up… [ 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 2011, around 5.4 million Americans are estimated to have Alzheimer’s disease. This includes 5.2 million people age 65 and older 200,000 under age 65 with younger-onset Alzheimer’s.
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