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

  • Psychiatric symptoms such as depression and anxiety occur in 1/3 to 2/3 of Parkinson’s disease patients.  
  • Beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s disease account for 34% of Medicare spending but make up only 12.8% of the 65 and older population.  
  • 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.  
  • Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60% to 80% of all dementia diagnoses.  
  • By the time the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are apparent, as much as 80% of dopamine-producing cells have been damaged.