Silver Book Fact

When the first of the baby boomers reach age 80 (2031), an estimated 3.5 million people age 85 and older will have Alzheimer’s disease.

Hebert L, Scherr P, Bienias J, Bennett D, et al. Alzheimer Disease in the U.S. Population: Prevalence estimates using the 2000 census. Archives of Neurology. 2003; 60(8): 1119-22. http://archneur.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/60/8/1119?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=hebert&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&resourcetype=HWCIT

Reference

Title
Alzheimer Disease in the U.S. Population: Prevalence estimates using the 2000 census
Publication
Archives of Neurology
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Hebert L, Scherr P, Bienias J, Bennett D, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 60, Issue 8
Pages
1119-22
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Severe Alzheimer’s disease can cause problems with mobility, eating and breathing. These complications can significantly increase risk for pneumonia–the most commonly identified cause of death in end-stage Alzheimer’s patients.  
  • 9.8 million family members, friends and neighbors provided unpaid care for someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia in 2007.  
  • In 2002, Alzheimer’s disease caused 58,866 deaths.  
  • An estimated 1.5 million Americans currently have Parkinson’s disease.  
  • Every 68 seconds someone develops Alzheimer’s disease.