Silver Book Fact

Community-dwelling elderly with mild dementia received an additional 8.5 hours per week of informal care compared to those with normal cognition. Those with moderate dementia received an additional 17.4 hours and those with severe dementia received an additional 41.5 hours.

Langa K, Chernew M, Kabeto M, Herzog A, et al. National Estimates of the Quantity and Cost of Informal Caregiving for the Elderly with Dementia. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2001; 16(11): 770-8. http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1525-1497.2001.10123.x

Reference

Title
National Estimates of the Quantity and Cost of Informal Caregiving for the Elderly with Dementia
Publication
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Langa K, Chernew M, Kabeto M, Herzog A, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 16, Issue 11
Pages
770-8
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • About 5.2 million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer’s disease in 2008.  
  • By mid-century, the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to grow to as many as 16 million, which is more than the current total population of New York…  
  • As Parkinson’s progresses, substantial disability–including the inability to maintain balance, walk, speak, and move–makes assisted living and nursing home care necessary.  
  • In 2005, the average length of hospice stays for Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s disease was 99 days.  
  • ~200,000 Americans have younger-onset Alzheimer’s
    An estimate 200,000 Americans under age 65 have Alzheimer’s disease–younger-onset Alzheimer’s.