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Alzheimer's Facts & Figures 2011

Alzheimer's Facts & Figures 2011

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an estimated million people have alzheimer’s disease
183
billion dollars in annual costs
includes a special report onearly detection and diagnosis
2011 Alzemer’s Dsease
 
Facts ad Fgures
14.9
million unpaid caregivers
 
 
Alzheimer’s Association, 2011 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures,
Alzheimer’s & Dementia,
Volume 7, Issue 2
ABOUT ThiS REpORT
2011 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 
provides a statistical resource or U.S. data relatedto Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type odementia, as well as other dementias. Backgroundand context or interpretation o the data arecontained in the Overview. This inormation includesdenitions o the types o dementia and a summaryo current knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease.Additional sections address prevalence, mortality,caregiving and use and costs o care and services.The Special Report ocuses on the benets andchallenges o early detection and diagnosis oAlzheimer’s disease.
 
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2011 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
 
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Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 
 :
•OverallnumberofAmericanswithAlzheimer’s
 disease nationally and or each state
•ProportionofwomenandmenwithAlzheimer’s
 and other dementias
•EstimatesoflifetimeriskfordevelopingAlzheimer’s
disease
•Numberoffamilycaregivers,hoursofcareprovided,
economic value o unpaid care nationally andor each state, and the impact o caregiving oncaregivers
•Useandcostsofhealthcare,long-termcareand
hospice care or people with Alzheimer’s diseaseand other dementias
•NumberofdeathsduetoAlzheimer’sdisease
 nationally and or each state, and death rates by ageThe Appendices detail sources and methods usedto derive data in this report.This document requently cites statistics that applyto individuals with all types o dementia. Whenpossible, specic inormation about Alzheimer’sdisease is provided; in other cases, the reerencemay be a more general one o “Alzheimer’s diseaseand other dementias.”The conclusions in this report refect currentlyavailable data on Alzheimer’s disease. They are theinterpretations o the Alzheimer’s Association.

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