Silver Book Fact

As many as 1 million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson's Disease Foundation. Ten Frequently-Asked Questions about Parkinson’s Disease. http://www.pdf.org/Publications/factsheets/PDF_Fact_Sheet_1.0_Final.pdf

Reference

Title
Ten Frequently-Asked Questions about Parkinson’s Disease
Authors
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • The prevalence of Parkinson’s disease increase dramatically with age. For every 100,000 Americans, 6,317 people age 80 and over have the disease, compared with 2,785 aged 70-80 and 704 aged…  
  • Framingham Estimated Liftime Risks for Alzheimer’s by Age and Sex  
  • Currently, a person in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease every 71 seconds. This will increase to every 33 seconds by the middle of this century.  
  • In 2010, the 85 and older population included around 2.4 million people with Alzheimer’s disease–or 47% of the Alzheimer’s population age 65 and older.  
  • By 2050, around 16% of Americans age 65 and older are projected to have Alzheimer’s disease.