WebMD - One in Seven People with Alzheimer’s Lives Alone
One in seven people with Alzheimer’s disease lives alone. This is one of the more stark findings from the 2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, an annual report released by the Alzheimer’s Association. The new report also looks at the costs of caring for people with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. In 2012, this cost will reach $200 billion. “By 2050, the entire Medicare budget will be required to care for Alzheimer's patients, leaving nothing for any other diseases,” says Sam Gandy, MD, PhD, associate director of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.
- Dr. Sam Gandy, Professor, Neurology, Psychiatry, Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Learn more: http://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/news/20120307/1-7-people-alzheimers-lives-alone