Silver Book Fact

New cases of Alzheimer’s will double by 2050

The annual number of new cases of Alzheimer’s dementia is expected to double between 2017 and 2050.

2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2017; 13. http://www.alz.org/documents_custom/2017-facts-and-figures.pdf

Reference

Title
2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publisher
Alzheimer’s Association
Publication Date
2017
Pages
325-73
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Around 14 million baby boomers can expect to develop dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.  
  • Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia; it accounts for an estimated 60 to 80 percent of cases.  
  • About 47% of nursing home residents have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another dementia in their medical record.””  
  • 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.  
  • Emergency room use was twice as high for Alzheimer’s disease caregivers as for similar aged non-caregiving women (2.6 visits per month/100 women contrasted with 5.5 visits per month/100 caregivers).