Silver Book Fact

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.

Alzheimer’s Disease Costs Expected to Triple: Sharpest increase seen among blacks. WebMd Medical News Web site. http://www.webmd.com/content/article/90/100883.htm. Published 19-Jul-2004

Reference

Title
Alzheimer’s Disease Costs Expected to Triple: Sharpest increase seen among blacks
Publication
WebMd Medical News
Publication Date
Published 19-Jul-2004
Authors
Peck, Peggy
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • 30% of Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who have Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias also have coronary heart disease and 28% have congestive heart failure.  
  • Each year, around 68% of Parkinson’s disease patients suffer from falls.  
  • Various studies estimate that 40-67% of assisted living facility residents have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.  
  • An estimated 60 to 70 percent of older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias live in the community compared with 98 percent of older adults without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  
  • Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis in Half of Parkinson’s Disease Patients