Silver Book Fact

Total Cost of Parkinson’s Disease

Fact image

Hamilton J, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Yang W, The Lewin Group, et al. The Economic Burden of Parkinson’s Disease; 2019. https://www.silverbook.org/publication/silver-book-parkinsons-disease-fact-sheet/. Accessed June 11, 2019

Reference

Title
The Economic Burden of Parkinson’s Disease
Publication Date
2019
Authors
Hamilton J, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Yang W, The Lewin Group, et al.
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • The death rate from Alzheimer’s disease for those aged 85 and over increased by 22.6% between 2000 and 2004.  
  • An estimated 33% of Parkinson’s patients suffer from falls; 13% fall more than once a week.  
  • In 2005, the average length of hospice stays for Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s disease was 99 days.  
  • By 2025, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease is estimated to reach 6.7 million— a 30 percent increase from the 5.2 million age 65 and…  
  • 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.