Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2012 provides a statistical resource for U.S. data related to Alzheimer’s disease.
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The report released by the Alzheimer’s Association, reveals the burden of Alzheimer's and dementia on individuals, caregivers, government and the nation's healthcare system.
This report includes definitions of the types of dementia, prevalence, mortality, caregiving, and costs of care and services.
Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures 2012
- Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia.
- An estimated 5.4 million people have Alzheimer's disease.
- Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
- There are more than 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 valued at $210 billion for Alzheimer's and the other dementias.
- The projected cost of Alzheimer's disease care by 2050 -- $1.1 Trillion
- Unpaid Alzheimer's caregivers are usually family members.
- An estimated 800,000 individuals with Alzheimer’s live alone.
- More women than men live with dementia.