Silver Book Fact

In 2025, when baby boomers with severe disabilities or diseases–such as Alzheimer’s disease–reach the median age for nursing home care admission, Medicaid costs just for nursing home care will increase from $21 billion (in 2005) to $38 billion.

Alzheimer's Association. 2007 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Washington, D.C.: Alzheimer’s Association; 2008. http://www.alz.org/national/documents/Report_2007FactsAndFigures.pdf

Reference

Title
2007 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publisher
Alzheimer’s Association
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Almost 1/2 of all people with Alzheimer’s disease have 4 or more chronic conditions.  
  • Framingham Estimated Liftime Risks for Alzheimer’s by Age and Sex  
  • Major depression is present in around 20-40% of Parkinson’s disease patients.  
  • Parkinson’s Disease 2nd Most Common Neurodegenerative Disorder in the U.S.
     
  • In the year before a person’s death, half of family caregivers of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia reported spending at least 46 hours per week providing care–59% of…