Silver Book Fact

Every 9 minutes a new Parkinson’s case is diagnosed–60,000 cases every year.

Reference

Title
About Parkinson’s Disease
Authors
Parkinson's Action Network
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • By the time the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are apparent, as much as 80% of dopamine-producing cells have been damaged.  
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias cost state and federal Medicaid $21 billion in nursing home care in 2005, which is projected to increase to $24 billion in 2010 and $27…  
  • Depression and Parkinson’s Disease Patients
     
  • About 47% of nursing home residents have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another dementia in their medical record.””  
  • The federal share of Medicaid costs for nursing home care of Alzheimer’s disease residents will be $17 billion in 2010 and $85 billion in 2050.  The state share will be…