Silver Book Fact

The incidence of Parkinson’s disease rapidly increases over the age of 60 years–with only 4% of cases occurring under the age of 50.

Van Den Eeden S, Tanner C, Bernstein A, Fross R, et al. 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 S, Tanner C, Bernstein A, Fross R, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 157, Issue 11
Pages
1015-22
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

Related Facts

  • Among nursing home residents in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, 51% relied on Medicaid to help pay for their nursing home care in 2000.  
  • At least 1/3 of patients with Parkinson’s disease develop cognitive impairment, which can be secondary to the disease itself.  
  • Of those with Alzheimer’s disease, an estimated 4 percent are under age 65, 6 percent are 65 to 74, 44 percent are 75 to 84, and 46 percent are 85…  
  • Close to 1/3 of caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias now exercise less than before they started caregiving, compared to 1/4 of other caregivers.  
  • Parkinson’s disease is the 14th leading cause of death in the U.S.