Can you believe we are over halfway through with 2018? Time keeps passing by quickly and the numbers surrounding Alzheimer’s continue to get even more startling. This could be due to the Baby Boomer generation getting older, so we are seeing more cases of Alzheimer’s and there is still no cure.
Here are some facts that you may not know about Alzheimer’s.
- Someone develops Alzheimer’s in the United States every 65 seconds
- This is expected to increase to every 33 seconds by the year 2050
- An estimated total of 5.7 million Americans of all ages are living with some form of dementia
- 5 million are over the age of 65
- 1 in 3 seniors are known to die from some form of dementia
- 1 in 10 people the age of 65 years and older have Alzheimer’s
- Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death
- It is 5th leading cause of death for those over 65
- 81 percent of those with Alzheimer’s are 75 and older
- 2/3 of the Americans with Alzheimer’s are women
- An estimated 18.4 billion hours of unpaid care is given to those with Alzheimer’s
- That is worth a total of $232 billion dollars
- There are 16 million unpaid caregivers to those with Alzheimer’s
- 34 percent of these caregivers are 65 or older
- The lifetime cost of living with some form of dementia is estimate to be $341,860 dollars. Making it the costliest medical condition.
- Medicare and Medicaid only pays for about 67 percent.
Even though there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, there are things you can do to mitigate the onset of dementia. Contact SMART Brain Aging to learn how you can mitigate dementia by doing cognitive exercises.
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