Silver Book Fact

Out-of-pocket costs for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias who were living in the community were 1.2 times higher than the average for all other beneficiaries in that age group–$2,298 compared to $1,916.

Alzheimer's Association. 2009 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2009; 5(3): 234-70. http://www.alzheimersanddementia.com/article/S1552-5260(09)00074-0/fulltext

Reference

Title
2009 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 5, Issue 3
Pages
234-70
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Many studies estimate that over 90% of Parkinson’s disease patients suffer from a type of sleep disturbance.  
  • Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease in the U.S.  
  • The cost of nursing homes for Parkinson’s patients totaled $5 billion in 2010.  
  • Severe Alzheimer’s disease can cause problems with mobility, eating and breathing. These complications can significantly increase risk for pneumonia–the most commonly identified cause of death in end-stage Alzheimer’s patients.  
  • Cost of Care for People with Alzheimer’s Disease