In 2005, 50% of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease who were hospitalized for pneumonia or hip fracture died within 6 months. Patients without cognitive impairment were less likely to die after receiving the same treatments.
In 2009, 30 percent of Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s and other dementias also had coronary heart disease, 29 percent also had diabetes, 22 percent also had congestive heart failure,… [ Get More Details ]
In 2011, around 5.4 million Americans are estimated to have Alzheimer’s disease. This includes 5.2 million people age 65 and older 200,000 under age 65 with younger-onset Alzheimer’s.
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