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Just released! 2012 Alzheimer’s Facts and Figures report.
Dear Friend,

Medicare costs for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias are three times higher than for older people without these conditions. Medicaid costs are 19 times higher. These are just a few of the sobering statistics featured in the Alzheimer’s Association® 2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, which captures the rapidly escalating impact of the Alzheimer’s epidemic.

While care costs for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias are significant to the nation, the newly released report also illustrates the burden of the disease on caregivers. More than 15 million friends and family members provide 17.4 billion hours of unpaid care valued at $210 billion. Other key statistics include:

  5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 5.2 million people age 65 or older and 200,000 people under the age of 65. video.jpg

By 2025, as many as 6.7 million people will be living with Alzheimer’s, and by midcentury up to 16 million could have the disease. As the baby boomers age, the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease will continue to soar and so will the costs to the nation. This includes a 500% increase in combined Medicare and Medicaid spending and a 400% increase in out-of-pocket costs for families.

  1 out of 7 people with Alzheimer’s lives alone and up to half of these individuals do not have an identifiable caregiver.

If you care about the fight against Alzheimer’s, the 2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report is a must-read. Download your complimentary copy today.


Angela Geiger
Chief Strategy Officer

How Does Your State Rate? The 2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report has data on the impact of Alzheimer’s in every state. See the effect the disease is having in your state.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s Association National Office
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601
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