Silver Book Fact

In 2003, close to 1 in 4 caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias provided 40 hours a week or more of care. 71% provided this care for more than a year, and 32% did so for 5 years or more.

Alzheimer's Association. 2007 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Washington, D.C.: Alzheimer’s Association; 2008. http://www.alz.org/national/documents/Report_2007FactsAndFigures.pdf

Reference

Title
2007 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publisher
Alzheimer’s Association
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Based on preliminary data, Alzheimer’s disease was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States in 2004, causing 65,829 deaths.  
  • Every 70 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease.  
  • In 2002, Alzheimer’s disease caused 58,866 deaths.  
  • Nearly half of people age 85 and older (45%) have Alzheimer’s disease.  
  • Physician visits were nearly triple for Alzheimer’s disease caregivers when compared to non-caregivers (95.5 per month/100 contrasted to 34.3 per month/100).