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

Related Facts

  • One study approximated that in 2002, employees who were caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias cost U.S. businesses $36.5 billion.  
  • The lifetime risk at birth of developing Parkinson’s disease is around 2% for men and 1.3% for women.  
  • 31,000 emergency department visits in 2010 were attributable to Parkinson’s disease.  
  • In 2008, average Medicaid payments per person for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s and other dementias were 19 times as great as average Medicaid payments for Medicare…  
  • In 2007, the 9.8 million family and other unpaid caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias provided 8.4 billion hours of care.