Silver Book Fact

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 $30 billion.  Without a treatment breakthrough, this cost will rise to $150 billion in 2050.

Alzheimer's Association. Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s Disease: How a treatment by 2025 saves lives and dollars. Washington, D.C.: Alzheimer’s Association; 2010. http://www.alz.org/documents_custom/trajectory.pdf

Reference

Title
Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s Disease: How a treatment by 2025 saves lives and dollars
Publisher
Alzheimer’s Association
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Eighty percent of Alzheimer’s care provided at home is delivered by family caregivers; fewer than 10 percent of older adults receive all of their care from paid workers.  
  • Framingham Estimated Liftime Risks for Alzheimer’s by Age and Sex  
  • Among nursing home residents with Parkinson’s disease, 3-year mortality was 50%.  
  • In 2004, Alzheimer’s moved from the eigth leading cause of death to the seventh–overtaking influenza and pneumonia.  
  • Individuals with Parkinson’s disease in 2010 incurred medical expenses of $22,800 per patient (in PD-related expenses)–$12,800 higher than someone without the disease.