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)