Silver Book Fact

In 2004, the average per person payments for hospice care of beneficiaries age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia were 8 times higher than for other beneficiaries in the same age group–$976 per person compared to $120 per person.

Alzheimer's Association. 2009 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2009; 5(3): 234-70. http://www.alzheimersanddementia.com/article/S1552-5260(09)00074-0/fulltext

Reference

Title
2009 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 5, Issue 3
Pages
234-70
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • The majority of Alzheimer’s caregivers are women–59%.  
  • One in eight people age 65 and older (13%) has Alzheimer’s disease.  
  • In 2005, Medicare spent $91 billion caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease.  
  • Over 40% of caregivers who care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias report high levels of stress.  
  • At least 50% of elderly residents of assisted living facilities have Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.