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Alzheimers Facts and Figure 2008

Alzheimers Facts and Figure 2008

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Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder named for German physician Alois Alzheimer, who first described it in 1906. Scientists have learned a great deal about Alzheimer’s disease in the century since Dr. Alzheimer first drew attention to it
Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder named for German physician Alois Alzheimer, who first described it in 1906. Scientists have learned a great deal about Alzheimer’s disease in the century since Dr. Alzheimer first drew attention to it

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2008Alzheimer’s DiseaseFacts and Figures
This is a statistical abstract o U.S. data on Alzheimer’s diseasepublished by the Alzheimer’s Association.
10 million U.S. baby boomerswill develop Alzheimers disease
 
2008 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Contents
 
1About This ReportOverview of Alzheimer’s Disease
Dementia: Defnition and Specifc Types .........................................................................................................4
Table 1: Common Types o Dementia and Their Typical Characteristics .......................................................
5More About Alzheimer’s Disease .....................................................................................................................7Symptoms o Alzheimers Disease ....................................................................................................................7Risk Factors or Alzheimer’s Disease ...............................................................................................................7Treatment and Prevention o Alzheimer’s Disease ............................................................................................8
Prevalence
Prevalence o Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias .................................................................................9Prevalence o Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia in Women and Men .............................................................9
Figure 1: Percentage o People age 71+ with Dementia by Gender, ADAMS, 2002 ......................................
9Prevalence o Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia by Years o Education .........................................................10Prevalence o Alzheimers Disease and Dementia in Arican-Americans and Caucasians .................................10Prevalence o Alzheimers Disease by State ....................................................................................................11Causes o Dementia ......................................................................................................................................12
Figure 2: Causes o Dementia in People Age 71+, ADAMS, 2002 ........................................................
12Looking to the Future .................................................................................................................................12
Table 2: Number o People Age 65+ With Alzheimer’s Disease and Percent Change Between 2000 and 2010, by State ........................................................................
13
Family Caregiving
Number o Caregivers ..................................................................................................................................14Hours o Unpaid Care ..................................................................................................................................14Economic Value o Caregiving ......................................................................................................................15Who Are the Caregivers? ..............................................................................................................................15
Figure 3: Age o Alzheimer and Dementia Caregivers, 2003 .................................................................
15Long-Distance Caregivers .............................................................................................................................15Caregiving Tasks ...........................................................................................................................................16
Figure 4: Percentage o Alzheimer and Dementia Caregivers Compared With Caregiverso Other Older People Who Provide Help With Specifc Daily Tasks, 2003 .............................................
16Duration o Caregiving .................................................................................................................................16
Figure 5: Percentage o Alzheimer and Dementia Caregivers Compared with Caregiverso Other Older People by Duration o Caregiving, 2003 ...................................................................
17Impact o Caregiving on the Caregiver .........................................................................................................17Impact on the Caregiver’s Emotional Well-Being .......................................................................................17Impact on the Caregiver’s Health ...............................................................................................................17Impact on the Caregiver’s Employment .....................................................................................................18Impact on the Caregiver’s Income and Financial Security ..........................................................................18
Table 3: Number o Alzheimer and Dementia Caregivers, Hours o Unpaid Care and Economic Value o the Care, by State, 2007 .............................................................................
19
Contents
 
2
2008 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Contents
Use and Costs of Care
Use and Costs of Health Care
Use o Health Care Services by Setting .........................................................................................................21
Figure 6: Hospital Stays per 1,000 Medicare Benefciaries Age 65+ or BenefciariesWith Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Compared With Other Medicare Benefciaries, 2000 ............
22Impact o Coexisting Medical Conditions .....................................................................................................22
Table 4: Percentage o Medicare Benefciaries Age 65+ With Alzheimers Disease and Other Dementias Who Had Specifed Coexisting Medical Conditions, 1999 .....................................
22Medicare Coverage .......................................................................................................................................23
Figure 7: Total Medicare Costs per Benefciary and Medicare Costs or Hospital and Other Health Care Services or Benefciaries Age 65+ With Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Compared With Other Medicare Benefciaries, 2000 ............................................
23Costs to Individuals and Their Families .........................................................................................................24
Use and Costs of Long-term Care
Use o Long-term Care Services by Setting ..................................................................................................24
Table 5: Cognitive Impairment in Nursing Home Residents by State, 2006 .............................................
26Costs to Individuals and Their Families ........................................................................................................27Afordability o Long-term Care ...................................................................................................................27Medicaid Coverage .......................................................................................................................................27Long-term Care Insurance ...........................................................................................................................28
Use and Costs Of Hospice Care
Use o Hospice Services ..............................................................................................................................28
Mortality
Deaths From Alzheimers Disease ..................................................................................................................29
Table 6: Percentage Change in Leading Causes o Death From 2000 to 2005 ...........................................
29
Figure 8: Percentage Change in Leading Causes o Death From 2000 to 2005 ..........................................
29
 
State-by-State Deaths From Alzheimers Disease ............................................................................................30
Table 7: Number o Deaths Due to Alzheimer’s Disease and Rat per 100,000 Population by State, 2004 ......................................................................................
31
 
Death Rates by Age, Gender and Ethnicity ...................................................................................................32
Table 8: Death Rates by Age or Alzheimer’s Disease, 2000 and 2004 ....................................................
32
Table 9: Death Rates by Ethnicity and Gender or Alzheimer’s Disease, 2004............................................
32Location o Death .........................................................................................................................................32
Table 10: Location o Death or People Age 65+, 2001 ........................................................................
32
Special Report: Lifetime Risk
Lietime Risk o Developing Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia ...................................................................33
Figure 9: Percentage o Women and Men Who Will Develop Alzheimer’s Disease in Their Remaining Lietime i They Live to be at Least Age 55, Framingham Heart Study .........................
33
Figure 10: Percentage oWomen and Men Who Will Develop Dementiain Their Remaining Lietime i They Live to be at Least Age 55, Framingham Heart Study .........................
34Impact o Future Reductions in Deaths From Other Causes .........................................................................34Implications or Baby Boomers .....................................................................................................................34
Appendix
End Notes ................................................................................................................................................35Reerences ...............................................................................................................................................38

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