Silver Book Fact

In 2005, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias cost Medicare $91 billion, which is projected to increase to $160 billion by 2010 and $189 billion by 2015.

Alzheimer's Association. 2008 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2008; 4(2): 110-33. http://www.alzheimersanddementia.com/article/S1552-5260(08)00033-2/fulltext

Reference

Title
2008 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 4, Issue 2
Pages
110-33
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Projected Alzheimer’s Disease Prevalence, 2000-2100  
  • In 2005, Medicare spent $91 billion caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease.  
  • Close to 10 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with dementia. In 2007, they provided 8.4 billion hours of unpaid care, valued at $89 million.  
  • The average age of onset for Parkinson’s is 60-years-old.  
  • While many family caregivers for Alzheimer’s patients get help from other family members, only around 1/2 use any paid help or supportive services. Only 9% use respite services and…