Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2011 provides a statistical resource for U.S. data related to Alzheimer’s disease...Alzheimer's Reading Room
The Alzheimer’s Association Facts and Figures 2011 report details the growing prevalence and escalating impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia on individuals, caregivers, families, government and the nation’s healthcare system.
The report also focuses on the benefits and challenges of early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures 2011
- Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia.
See What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
- An estimated 5.4 million people have Alzheimer's disease. See Sobering Statistics about Alzheimer's Disease
- Alzheimer's disease is the fifth leading cause of death for those 65 and older.
- There are almost 15 million unpaid Alzheimer's caregivers in the United States.
- Alzheimer's caregivers provide 17 billion hours of unpaid care, this healthcare service contribution to the country is worth almost $183 billion.
- The projected cost of Alzheimer's disease care by 2050 -- $1.1 Trillion
- Unpaid Alzheimer's caregivers are usually family members. See Are Alzheimer's Caregivers the Forgotten?
- More women than men have dementia.
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