- Of the 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer's, an estimated 5.2 million people are age 65 and older, and approximately 200,000 individuals are under age 65 (younger-onset Alzheimer's).
- One in nine people age 65 and older has Alzheimer's disease.
- By mid-century, someone in the United States will develop the disease every 33 seconds.
3. Alzheimer's is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.
- Approximately two-thirds of caregivers are women, and 34 percent are age 65 or older.
- 41 percent of caregivers have a household income of $50,000 or less.
- On average, care contributors lose over $15,000 in annual income as a result of reducing or quitting work to meet the demands of caregiving.
- In 2016, total payments for health care, long-term care and hospice are estimated to be $236 billion for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias, with just under half of the costs borne by Medicare.
- Medicare and Medicaid are expected to cover $160 billion, or 68 percent, of the total health care and long-term care payments for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
- Nearly one in every five Medicare dollars is spent on people with Alzheimer's and other dementias. In 2050, it will be one in every three dollars.
Pennsylvania...... more that 270,000
New Jersey..........more than 170,000
Delaware.............more than 17,000
7. Cost to Medicaid for care
Pennsylvania.......more than 3,209 million
New Jersey..........more than 1,929 million
Delaware.............more than 210 million
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