Silver Book Fact

An estimated 1.5 million Americans currently have Parkinson’s disease.

About Parkinson’s Disease. http://www.parkinson.org/Page.aspx?pid=225. Published 2009

Reference

Title
About Parkinson’s Disease
Publication Date
Published 2009
Authors
National Parkinson Foundation
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Direct Medical Costs Per Person with Parkinson’s Disease Increase with Severity
     
  • Projected Numbers of People Aged 65 and Over in the U.S. Population with Alzheimer’s Disease (in Millions) Using the U.S. Census Bureau Estimates of Population Growth*  
  • In 2007, around 10% of all hospice admissions were for people with a primary diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.  
  • Alzheimer’s disease is the fifth leading cause of death for those aged ≥65 years.  
  • Nearly half of people aged ≥85 years (45%) have Alzheimer’s disease.