Silver Book Fact

In 2005, Alzheimer’s disease was listed as the underlying cause of death for 71,696 Americans.

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
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • For families of loved ones with dementia, their out-of-pocket spending in the last 5 years before death was $61,522 compared to $34,068 without dementia.  Informal costs were $83,022 for people…  
  • In 2009, 6% of all people admitted to hospices in the United States had a primary hospice diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.  
  • In 2008, 9.9 million Americans provides unpaid care for a family member, friend, or neighbor with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias–more than 1/4 of all unpaid caregivers of older adults…  
  • The estimated lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease is: Nearly 1 in 5 for women (17.2%) One in 10 for men (9.1%)  
  • 95% of Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over with Alzheimer’s and other dementias have at least one other chronic condition.””