Silver Book Fact

In 2004, total per-person payments for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (including all sources for health and long-term care) were $33,007–compared to $10,603 per person for other beneficiaries in the same age group.

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

  • Medicare beneficiaries who were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias visited a physician 1.3 times more frequently than other beneficiaries.  
  • By 2050, as many as 16 million people could be affected by Alzheimer’s disease.  
  • Dementia prevalence was found to increase with age, from 5% of those Americans aged 71-79 years to 37.4% of those aged 90 and older.  
  • Patients with Parkinson’s disease have twice the risk of suffering a fracture, and more than 3 times the risk of a hip fracture.  
  • Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60% to 80% of all dementia diagnoses.