Financial & Human Impacts of Alzheimer’s Outlined in 2012 Facts & Figures

Today, the Alzheimer’s Association released it’s 2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures report.  The report outlines both the financial and human impact of the disease to the nation, including:

  • Over 5.4 million Americans are living with the disease, with another American developing the disease every 68 seconds; and
  • The direct costs of Alzheimer’s to American society is $200 billion in 2012.

The report also provides state-specific data.  Included in the California statistics were findings that:

  • There were over 10,000 deaths due to Alzheimer’s disease in 2008;
  • There has been a 9% increase in the disease since the year 2000;
  • Of the nearly 260,000 nursing home residents, 38% – over 98,000 – have moderate to severe dementia.

These are but a sample of the critical findings from the report.  The report is free and readily available online:

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