2011 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Recent surveys show:
There are nearly 15 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers providing 17 billion hours of unpaid care valued at more than $202 billion.
Alzheimer’s disease is the nation’s largest underfunded public health threat with an estimated 5.4 million Americans living with the disease.
Alzheimer’s is the only cause of death among the top 10 in the U.S. without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. In fact, Alzheimer’s kills more people than diabetes and more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
In 2010, Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers had $7.9 billion in additional health care costs.
Every 69 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease.
Alzheimer’s home care counselors at Andelcare are available to talk with you and your family about care needs for your loved one, including, how to reduce caregiver stress while providing better, affordable care. Andelcare is a home care agency providing Alzheimer’s Home Care in Seattle WA and the surrounding communities.