Silver Book Fact

Medicare spending for those with Alzheimer’s disease will triple by 2015–to $189 billion from $62 billion in 2000. By 2050, Medicare will be spending more than $1 trillion on beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Alzheimer's Association. Saving Lives, Saving Money: Dividends for Americans investing in Alzheimer research. Falls Church, VA: The Lewin Group; 2004

Reference

Title
Saving Lives, Saving Money: Dividends for Americans investing in Alzheimer research
Publisher
The Lewin Group
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Alzheimer's Association

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • At least 50% of elderly residents of assisted living facilities have Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.  
  • Among nursing home residents in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, 51% relied on Medicaid to help pay for their nursing home care in 2000.  
  • Alzheimer’s Disease was the #5 cause of death for those over 65 in 2006 with 177 per 100,000 people.  
  • One in eight people age 65 and older (13%) has Alzheimer’s disease.  
  • In 2008, Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s and other dementias paid $9,368 out-of-pocket on average for health care and long-term care services that were not covered by additional sources.