Number of Alzheimer's deaths in Kentucky on the rise

Mar 22, 2018, 01:15
Number of Alzheimer's deaths in Kentucky on the rise

Adults caring for Alzheimer's patients spent 18.4 billion hours in unpaid care to Alzheimer's patients that is worth an estimated $232 billion.

"With over 1 million people expected to be living with dementia in the UK by 2025, we have a duty to ensure that people with dementia and their families can benefit from innovations in new treatments in the coming years", said Hilary Evans, chief executive of Alzheimer's Research UK.

Barring the development of medical breakthroughs, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's dementia may almost triple from 5.5 million to 13.8 million by 2050.

Alzheimer's is the sixth-leading cause of death in the US, and it is the fifth-leading cause of death for those age 65 and older.

The third factor was syndicated newspaper columnist Dear Abby, who received a letter from someone signed "Confused" talking about their Alzheimer's symptoms and seeking help.

The report shows the number of cases are still on the climb.

Every 65 seconds, someone in the US develops Alzheimer's dementia.

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"It turns out that people with type 2 diabetes in which their bodies are unable to recognize insulin have an increased risk of developing the disease", said Dr. Potter.

"Katzman claimed Alzheimer's was the fourth largest disease killer in the U.S.at a time when it wasn't even considered in any such category", Ingram explained. It is the sixth-leading cause of death in the country.

"Facts and Figures" says the identification of biological markers, or biomarkers, for Alzheimer's is critical to improving disease diagnosis and future treatments. Alzheimer's-related deaths increased nationally by 123 percent from 2000 - 2015. Families bear 70 percent of that cost through out-of-pocket expenses and the value of unpaid care.

Forty-one percent of caregivers have a household income of $50,000 or less.

Alzheimer's takes a devastating toll on caregivers.

With his support, this bill can affect the lives of so many affected by this debilitating disease.

The charity group added: "Dementia not only devastates lives but creates an enormous cost to the wider economy, an estimated £26 billion a year in the United Kingdom alone".

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Alzheimer's places a huge burden on the health care system, with annual costs exceeding a quarter of a trillion dollars.

The report estimates Indiana Medicaid spending on Alzheimer's care this year will top $980 million.

Experts say 12 drugs which can slow or stop dementia are in the final stages of testing.

Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer's or other dementias are more likely than those without dementia to have other chronic conditions.

Lyle Bass was diagnosed in 2016 and immediately reached out to the Alzheimer's Association.

Among all Americans alive today, if those who will get Alzheimer's disease were diagnosed when they had mild cognitive impairment (MCI) - before dementia - it would collectively save $7 trillion to $7.9 trillion in health and long-term care costs.

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