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The average progression from mild to severe Alzheimer’s disease is 6 years. At this time, a patient will be in need of care equivalent to placement in a health-related facility, such as a nursing home.

Stern, Yaakov, M.X. Tang, M. Albert, J. Brandt, D.M. Jacobs, K. Bell, K. Marder, Sano M., D.P. Deranand, S. Albert, F. Bylsma, and W.Y. Tsai. Predicting Time to Nursing Home Care and Death in Individuals with Alzheimer Disease. JAMA. 1997; 277(10): 806-812. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/277/10/806

Reference

Title
Predicting Time to Nursing Home Care and Death in Individuals with Alzheimer Disease
Publication
JAMA
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
1997
Authors
Stern, Yaakov, M.X. Tang, M. Albert, J. Brandt, D.M. Jacobs, K. Bell, K. Marder, Sano M., D.P. Deranand, S. Albert, F. Bylsma, and W.Y. Tsai
Volume & Issue
Volume 277, Issue 10
Pages
806-812
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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