2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures is a statistical resource for U.S. data related to Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. Background and context for interpretation of the data are contained in the overview. Additional sections address prevalence, mortality and morbidity, caregiving and use and costs of health care, long-term care and hospice. A Special Report discusses Alzheimer’s detection in the primary care setting.
The report cites:
- A 145% increase in deaths from Alzheimer’s from 2000 to 2017.
- 18.5 billion hours of informal care were provided by Alzheimer’s and other dementia caregivers in 2018, a contribution to the nation valued at nearly $234 billion.
- $290 billion is the estimated amount Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost in health care, longterm care and hospice in 2019.
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