Alzheimers’s Deaths Double in U.S.May 30, 2017 |
by CNN Wire
The rate of people dying from Alzheimer’s disease in the United States rose by 55% over a 15-year period, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.
The number of those patients dying at home from the neurodegenerative condition also rose, from 14% to 25% over the same time period studied, 2009-2014.
The report also looked at Alzheimer’s caregivers — relatives and friends taking care of an Alzheimer’s patient in the home — and found that the caregivers would benefit from support such as education and help from case management services.