Alzheimers Facts and Figures 2013

// March 19th, 2013 // Long Term Care... Facts, Myths, Etc.

The Alzheimer’s Association of America has released its comprehensive study on Alzheimers.  Here are just a few of the facts

  • 1 – 3 seniors dies with Alzheimers or another dementia
  • Out of pocket expenses for long distance caregivers are newarly twice as much as local caregivers
  • In 2012 15.4 million caregivers provided an estimated 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care, valued at more than $216 billion.
  • Alzheimers disease is the sixth leading cause of death
  • In 2013 direct cost of care for Alzheimers/dementia will be $203 billion including $142 billion in costs to MEdicare and Medicaid.
  • Texas alone by 2020 will have an esitamted 400,000 people in Alzheimers/dementia care which is a 48% increase from 2000.

Are you and your family prepared for the cost financially, personally and emotionally for someone diagnosed with Alzheimers or dementia.

Call us for how you can protect your future and that of your children and grandchildren.

 

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