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Alzheimer's Disease

(Data are for the U.S.)

 

Health care use

Assisted living and other residential care

  • Percent of residents with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias: 41.8%

Source: 2010 NSRCF Data Dictionary: Resident Public-Use File [PDF - 369 KB]

Hospice care

  • Number of hospice care discharges with Alzheimer's as primary diagnosis: 39,400 (2007)
  • Percent of hospice care discharges with Alzheimer's as primary diagnosis: 3.8% (2007)

Source: Home Health Care and Discharged Hospice Care Patients: United States, 2000 and 2007, table 7 [PDF - 430 KB]

Nursing home care

  • Number of residents with Alzheimer's: 231,900
  • Percent of residents with Alzheimer's: 15.5%

Source: 2004 National Nursing Home Survey, Residents, table 33B [PDF - 719 KB]

 

Mortality

  • Number of deaths: 83,494
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 27.0
  • Cause of death rank: 6

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2010, table 9, 10, 11 [PDF - 3.1 MB]

 

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