The Alzheimer's Association recently released 2010 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures.  This report provides U.S. data on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, including prevalence, mortality, lifetime risk, caregiving information, and use and costs of care and services.  This 2010 report focuses on race, ethnicity and Alzheimer's disease.  It reveals that, in 2009, there were nearly 11 million informal caregivers providing 12.5 billion hours of care, valued at $144 billion, to people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. 

Source:  Alzheimer's Association (March 2010)
Full story:  http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_facts_figures.asp?type=homepage

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