Silver Book Fact

The average diagnosis age for Parkinson’s disease in the U.S. is 70.5 years.

Van Den Eeden, Stephen K., Caroline M. Tanner, Allan L. Bernstein, Robin D. Fross, Amethyst Leimpeter, Daniel A. Bloch, and Lorene M. Nelson. Incidence of Parkinson’s Disease: Variation by age, gender, and race/ethnicity. Am J Epidemiol. 2003; 157(11): 1015-22. http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/157/11/1015

Reference

Title
Incidence of Parkinson’s Disease: Variation by age, gender, and race/ethnicity
Publication
Am J Epidemiol
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Van Den Eeden, Stephen K., Caroline M. Tanner, Allan L. Bernstein, Robin D. Fross, Amethyst Leimpeter, Daniel A. Bloch, and Lorene M. Nelson
Volume & Issue
Volume 157, Issue 11
Pages
1015-22
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

Related Facts

  • Some individuals with Parkinson’s disease talk, walk, or act out dreams and nightmares in their sleep. The may inadvertently injure themselves or their bed partners in the process.  
  • 26,000 hospice days in 2010 were attributable to Parkinson’s disease.  
  • By 2050, more than 60% of people with Alzheimer’s disease will be age 85 or older.  
  • In 2002, Alzheimer’s disease caused 58,289 deaths in people age 65 and older – 99% of all Alzeimer’s deaths that year.  
  • By 2050, the number of individuals age 65 and over with Alzheimer’s could range from 11 million to 16 million.