Do the Facts about Alzheimer's Disease Hit Close to Home?
The Alzheimer's Association recently released their 2019 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report. Published annually, the newest release reveals current trends in Alzheimer's prevalence, mortality and morbidity, the burden on caregivers and the astronomical costs of health care and services.
Here are more facts about the impact of Alzheimer's disease in the United States:
- More Americans than ever — an estimated 5.8 million — are living with Alzheimer's, and this number is expected to rise to nearly 14 million by 2050.
- Total payments for health care, long-term care and hospice for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias are projected to increase from $290 billion in 2019 to more than $1.1 trillion in 2050.
- 82 percent of seniors say it's important to have their thinking or memory checked, but only 16 percent say they receive regular cognitive assessment.
Alzheimer's is the nation's largest under-recognized public health crisis. If someone you love is diagnosed and you're not sure what to do next, call Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law. With early planning, the long-term care journey can be far less difficult. We're here to help. 615.824.2571.