Silver Book Fact

The number of Americans diagnosed with dementia is expected to more than double from 2.5 million in 2002 to 5.2 million in 2030.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Merk Institute of Aging and Health. The State of Aging and Health in America 2007. Washington, D.C.: Merk Institute of Aging and Health; 2007. http://www.cdc.gov/aging/pdf/saha_2007.pdf

Reference

Title
The State of Aging and Health in America 2007
Publisher
Merk Institute of Aging and Health
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Merk Institute of Aging and Health
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Average Medicare Costs for Beneficiaries Age 65+ with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Compared with Costs for Other Beneficiaries, 2000  
  • New cases of Alzheimer’s disease in 2017
    In 2017, there will be approximately 64,000 new cases of Alzheimer’s in Americans ages 65 – 74, 173,000 new cases in those 75-84, and 243,000 new cases in those 85+.  
  • Of those Parkinson’s patients with private insurance (including those who also had Medicare), total annual healthcare expenditures were $16,634 per patient (in 2002 dollars). This figure was 2.5 times the…  
  • In 2050, it is estimated that a person develop Alzheimer’s every 33 seconds.  
  • The number of Medicare claims for Alzheimer’s disease treatment grew by 250% during the 1990s, and is expected to increase by 300% over the next 10 years.