Reference

Title
Parkinson’s Foundation Statistics
Publication Date
Published 2019
Authors
Parkinson's Foundation
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • In 2002, more than 9 out of 10 community-living older individuals with cognitive impairment received daily activity assistance from family, friends or paid workers. Slightly less than 50% of those…  
  • Patients with Parkinson’s disease account for between 2.2% and 6.8% of the nursing home population in the U.S.  
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  • In 2005, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias cost Medicare $91 billion, which is projected to increase to $160 billion by 2010 and $189 billion by 2015.