Based on 2008 final data from the National Center for Health Statistics, Alzheimer’s was reported as the underlying cause of death for 82,435 people.
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In 2004, total per person payments from all sources for health care, long-term care and hospice were 3 times higher for Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s and… [ Get More Details ]
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… [ Get More Details ]
Medicaid paid $23,953 (in 2011 dollars) per person for Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s and other dementias living in a long-term care facility compared with $222 for those with the diagnosis… [ Get More Details ]