Silver Book Fact

Alzheimers disease caregiver hospital or emergency room visits doubled from beginning to end of an 18-month study to the finish, from 6.3 stays to 12.5 total visits per 100 caregivers.

National Alliance for Caregiving. Caregiving Costs: Declining Health in the Alzheimer’s Caregiver as Dementia Increases in the Care Recipient; 2011. http://www.caregiving.org/pdf/research/Alzheimers_Caregiving_Costs_Study_FINAL.pdf

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • “In 2000, Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over with Alzheimer’s and other dementias were 3.4 times more likely than other Medicare beneficiaries in the same age group to have a…  
  • Every 68 seconds someone develops Alzheimer’s disease.  
  • One in eight people aged ≥65 years (13%) has Alzheimer’s disease.  
  • Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States  
  • Around half of all nursing home residents rely on Medicaid to help pay for their care.  In 2010, Medicaid costs for the nursing home care of Alzheimer’s patients will be…