Fact Based List:

Nine Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease

Submitted by Clive Riddle on Tue, 09/21/2010 - 09:45

  1. There are 35.6 million people living with dementia worldwide in 2010
  2. The total estimated worldwide costs of dementia are US$604 billion in 2010
  3. Total dementia costs account for around 1% of the world’s gross domestic product
  4. Direct medical costs account for 16% of total dementia costs
  5. Direct social care costs account for 42% of total dementia costs
  6. Costs of informal care (unpaid care by families, etc.) account for 42% of total dementia costs
  7. About 70% of worldwide dementia costs occur in Western Europe and North America
  8. If dementia care were a country, it would be the world’s 18th largest economy
  9. If dementia were a company, it would be the world’s largest by annual revenue

Source: World Alzheimer Report 2010
Source URL: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/adi/44222/docs/worlda...

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  1. mledlin (not verified) on Wed, 11/03/2010 - 10:45

    Thought I would find out more facts related to Alzheimer's than just cost. Interesting but limited data.