While many New Yorkers are commuting to and from work each day, another 154 persons are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.....
More than half of Americans report that they have been touched by someone (living or deceased) who has Alzheimer's disease, and roughly a third of Americans are worried about getting Alzheimer's.
The Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures 2012 provides a statistical resource for United States data related to Alzheimer’s disease.
When a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease wanders away they are at risk. Of those lost more than 72 hours, only 20 percent survive. 80 percent don't survive. This ordeal could result in death.
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- Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. See What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia? and, Dementia and the Eight Types 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.
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