Silver Book Fact

In 2004, total per person payments from all sources for health care, long-term care and hospice were 3 times higher for Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s and other dementias than for other Medicare beneficiaries of the same group.

Alzheimer's Association. 2010 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2010; 6(2): 158-94. http://www.alzheimersanddementia.com/article/S1552-5260(10)00014-2/fulltext

Reference

Title
2010 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 6, Issue 2
Pages
158-94
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • By the time the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are apparent, as much as 80% of dopamine-producing cells have been damaged.  
  • Direct Medical Costs Per Person with Parkinson’s Disease Increase with Severity
     
  • The additional annual cost of informal caregiving per person was $3,630 for mild dementia, $7,420 for moderate dementia, and $17,700 for severe dementia. Total national annual cost of caregiving…  
  • Among the elderly, hospitalization of a spouse for dementia correlated to an increase risk of death for the partner that was not hospitalized. Among men, 8.6% died within a year…  
  • In 2012, the 85-years-and-older population includes about 2.5 million people with Alzheimer’s disease, or 48 percent of the Alzheimer’s population age 65 and older.