Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia and is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. This illness mainly affects older adults. The common symptoms of AD include the inability to think, understand, and function, as well as memory loss. So, in-home care services play a vital role in caring for patients with AD.
TLC Nursing Registry gathered these latest statistical data from the Alzheimer’s Association to keep you informed:
- In the U.S, one gets diagnosed with AD every 65 seconds.
Although AD is not a normal part of aging, the elderly are more likely to experience this. And with an increasing senior population, experts expect a rise in AD and dementia rate. By 2050, health experts project one diagnosis every 33 seconds, a double increase from the current rate.
- One in three seniors dies from Alzheimer’s.
Between 2000 and 2017, the number of deaths caused by AD had increased by 145%. As the prevalence of this disease continues to rise, so do the number of deaths.
- For every individual with AD and other forms of dementia, estimated lifetime costs may reach $350,174.
Dementia is among the most expensive health conditions to manage. By the end of 2019, dementia care may cost $290 billion and may increase to $1.1 trillion in 2050. A huge portion of the cost comes from hospital stays, in-home care for seniors, and nursing homestays.
- The unpaid caregiving duties for AD patients are valued to be at $234 billion.
83% of caregivers in the U.S comes from within the family. Most family caregivers for AD patients do not receive any form of payment for what they do. Also, these caregivers are more likely to experience financial, emotional, social, and physical difficulties.
Quality home health care in Florida can help seniors with AD live a better life by assisting them in their daily needs.