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Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures.
Alzheimers Dement 2017;13:325-373. 2017
Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 1
Specific information in this year’s Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures includes: • Proposed guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease from the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association (pages 15-16). •
How the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease has evolved from 1984 to today (pages 64-65). • Overall number of Americans with Alzheimer’s dementia nationally (page 18) and for each state (pages 20-22). •
Proportion of women and men with Alzheimer’s or other dementias (page 19). • Lifetime risk for developing Alzheimer’s dementia (page 23). •
Number of deaths due to Alzheimer’s disease nationally (page 27) and for each state (pages 28-29), and death rates by age (page 31). •
Number of family caregivers, hours of care provided, economic value of unpaid care nationally and for each state (pages 38 and 39), and the impact of caregiving on caregivers (pages 37 and 40-43). • Cost of care for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other dementias in the United States in 2017, including costs paid by Medicare and Medicaid and costs paid out of pocket (page 47). •
Health care and long-term care payments for Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s or other dementias compared with beneficiaries without dementia (page 48). •
Medicaid costs for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, by state (page 55). The Appendices detail sources and methods used to derive statistics in this report. This report frequently cites statistics that apply to individuals with dementia regardless of the cause. When possible, specific information about Alzheimer’s dementia is provided; in other cases, the reference may be a more general one of “Alzheimer’s or other dementias.”
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