Friday, March 16, 2012

New Alzheimer's Report

The Alzheimer's Association has recently published "2012 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures", a report with the latest statistics about Alzheimer's Disease in the United States. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Here are some quick facts from this report:
  • 1 in 8 older Americans has Alzheimer's Disease
  • 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer's Disease
  • $200 Billion - is the predicted cost for caring for people with Alzheimer's in 2012
  • It is predicted that 16 million people will have this disease by 2050.
 You can read the entire report here.

The Alzheimer's Association also provides information for each state. The Florida statistics include:
  • 450,000 Floridians had Alzheimer's Disease in 2010
  • There were over one billion hours of unpaid care by caregivers for Alzheimer's patients in Florida in 2011
  • There were 4,743 deaths due to Alzheimer's in Florida in 2008
You can click here for more Florida statistics.

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