January 15, 2013 /EIN Presswire/
-- ActivCare, a Dementia, Alzheimer's and memory loss care facility has shared some interesting Alzheimer's disease facts and stats.
Incidence & Lifetime risk of Alzheimer's Disease:
While prevalence is the number of existing cases of a disease in a population at a given time, incidence is the number of new cases of a disease in a given time period. The estimated annual incidence of Alzheimer's disease appears to increase dramatically with age, from approximately 53 cases per 1,000 people age 65-74 to 231 per 1,000 people by age 85.
Here are some example figures regarding the impact of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia you can find at the ActivCare website.
o 1 out of every 8 Americans over the age of 65 has Alzheimer's Disease
o Every 68 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer's Disease
o It is estimated that over $200 Billion is spent on Alzheimer's and Dementia care annually
o There is still no proven medication to prevent Alzheimer's Disease
Read more stats regarding Alzheimer's such as Alzheimer's or Dementia by race/Ethnicity, the future of the disease and sources at http://activcareliving.com/news-and-events/alzheimers/alzheimers-disease-facts-and-figures-infographic-/
Source: Alzheimer's Association. 2012 Alzheimer's disease facts and figures. Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. March 2012; 8:131-168.
About the Author - ActivCare is a residential memory care facility that has been providing award winning care for Alzheimer's, dementia and other forms of memory loss for over 25 years. They are currently located throughout southern California and Alabama. To learn more about their memory care services, please visit http://www.activcareliving.com
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