The Facts

At least 3.2 million annual hospital admissions of seniors involve a person with dementia.

40% or more of hospital patients over 65 have some form of cognitive impairment.

75% of people with dementia have one or more additional chronic diseases.

Hospitalized dementia patients average an additional 1.5 to 2 admissions in the same year.

Nearly 20% of hospitalized Alzheimer’s patients are readmitted within 30 days.

Less than 25% of delirium cases are diagnosed in hospitals.

Studies show experiencing delirium can increase the risk of dementia by eight-fold.

10,000 Baby Boomers are turning 65 every day in the United States.

1 in 9 of people will have Alzheimer’s past the age of 65.

Nearly 50% of people will have Alzheimer’s past age 85.

50% of cognitively impaired individuals have no formal diagnosis.

One in seven people with dementia live alone, making post-acute care more difficult.

Hospital costs are 79% higher for Medicare patients with Alzheimers/dementia.