2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts And Figures Report
The Alzheimer's Association 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report - a compilation of national and state information on Alzheimer’s disease - is the most cited source covering the broad spectrum of Alzheimer’s issues and conveys the impact of the disease on individuals, families and the nation’s health care system.
In addition to prevalence, mortality, caregiving and cost information, this year's Report offers a special section on women & Alzheimer's. We've known that women are the epicentre of Alzheimer’s disease – representing the majority of both people with the disease and caregivers. We now know that, as real a concern as breast cancer is to women's health, women in their 60s are about twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s over the rest of their lives as they are to develop breast cancer. Women also make up 60-70% of all informal caregivers and are 2.5 times more likely to be providing “on duty” care 24 hours for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease.
Below are resources available as part of the 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report:
- 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts & Figures - Fact sheet
- 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts & Figures - Fact sheet on Women & Alzheimer's
- IOWA Specific Statistics
- ILLINOIS Specific Statistics
- View the 2014 Facts & Figures - Full Report
- View the 2014 Facts & Figures - Video
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