publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

2013 Alzheimer's disease facts and figures

Thies, William; Bleiler, Laura; Alzheimer's Association;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2013 Journal: Alzheimer's & Dementia, issue 2, pages 208-245 (issn: 15525260, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Published by Elsevier B.V.
AbstractThis report provides information to increase understanding of the public health impact of Alzheimer's disease (AD), including incidence and prevalence, mortality rates, health expenditures and costs of care, and effect on caregivers and society in general. It also explores the roles and unique challenges of long-distance caregivers, as well as interventions that target those challenges. An estimated 5.2 million Americans have AD. Approximately 200,000 people younger than 65 years with AD comprise the younger onset AD population; 5 million comprise the older onset AD population. Throughout the coming decades, the baby boom generation is projected to add a...
free text keywords: Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Diagnostic criteria, Prevalence, Incidence, Mortality, Caregivers, Family caregiver, Spouse caregiver, Health care costs, Health care expenditures, Long-term care costs, Medicare spending, Medicaid spending, Long-distance caregiver, Activities of daily living, Instrumental activities of daily living
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