Silver Book Fact

In 2007, the value of care provided by unpaid caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias was $89 billion.

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
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Between 2000 and 2008, deaths attributed to Alzheimer’s disease increased 66 percent, while those attributed to the number one cause of death, heart disease, decreased 13 percent.  
  • In 2011, Alzheimer’s caregivers provided an estimated 17.4 billion hours of unpaid care, a contribution to the nation valued at over $210 billion.  
  • 1 in 10 people age 65 + have Alzheimer’s dementia
    Ten percent (1 in 10) people in the U.S. ages 65 and up have Alzheimer’s dementia.  
  • Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s disease have payments that are 3 times higher than beneficiaries without the disease.  
  • Approximately 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease.