Silver Book Fact

Many studies estimate that over 90% of Parkinson’s disease patients suffer from a type of sleep disturbance.

Abdelgabar A, Sharma J. Sleep Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease. Int J Clin Prac. 2003; 57(9): 781-7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=14686569&dopt=Abstract

Reference

Title
Sleep Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease
Publication
Int J Clin Prac
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Abdelgabar A, Sharma J
Volume & Issue
Volume 57, Issue 9
Pages
781-7
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • ~200,000 Americans have younger-onset Alzheimer’s
    An estimate 200,000 Americans under age 65 have Alzheimer’s disease–younger-onset Alzheimer’s.  
  • “In 2000, Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over with Alzheimer’s and other dementias were 3.4 times more likely than other Medicare beneficiaries in the same age group to have a…  
  • Average informal care costs over a five year period were estimated to be $83,022 for people with dementia vs. $38,272 fo
    Average informal care costs over a five year period were estimated to be $83,022 for people with dementia vs. $38,272 for those without dementia.  
  • Alzheimer’s disease–only disease in top 10 causes of death that can’t be prevented, slowed, or cured
    Alzheimer’s disease is the only disease in the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. that cannot be prevented, slowed, or cured.  
  • Most Alzheimer’s caregivers are helping relatives–87%. The most common caregiver relationship is parent-child–57% are helping their mother, 36% are helping their mother-in-law, 11% are helping their father, and 29%…