New Alzheimer’s Report
As many as 5.2 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s.
10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s in their lifetime.
Alzheimer’s is the seventh-leading cause of death.
The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias to Medicare, Medicaid and businesses amount to more than $148 billion each year.
$89 Billion of free family care-giving was provided to people living with Alzheimer’s last year.
These are just a few of the facts in the new report, 2008 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figuresfrom the Alzheimer’s Association. The report is a comprehensive statistical abstract of U.S. data on Alzheimer’s disease that includes:
- the costs of Alzheimer care
- family care-giving
- a special report on lifetime risk
New Report: Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures (43 pages – PDF)