Silver Book Fact

In 2008, 23% of Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias had at least one home health visit during the year, compared with 10% of Medicare beneficiaries without Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Alzheimer's Association. 2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2012; 8(2): 131-68. http://www.alzheimersanddementia.com/article/S1552-5260(12)00032-5/fulltext

Reference

Title
2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 8, Issue 2
Pages
131-68
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Nearly half of people aged ≥85 years (45%) have Alzheimer’s disease.  
  • By the middle of the century, someone in America will develop Alzheimer’s disease every 33 seconds.  
  • Compared to a person who does not have dementia, the hospital costs for someone who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease were, on average, 3.2 times higher.  
  • Mortality Greater for Those With Parkinson’s Disease
     
  • Parkinson’s Patients Who Experience Various Symptoms