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  • 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures is a statistical resource for U.S. data related to Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of dementia, as well as other dementias. Background and context for interpretation of the data are contained in the Overview. This information includes definitions of the various types of dementia and a summary of current knowledge about Alzheimer's disease. Additional sections address prevalence, mortality and morbidity, caregiving and use and costs of care and services. The Special Report discusses women and Alzheimer's disease.
  • Specific information in this year's Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures includes: Proposed criteria and guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease from the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer's Association; Overall number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease nationally and for each state; Proportion of women and men with Alzheimer's and other dementias; Estimates of lifetime risk for developing Alzheimer's disease; Number of deaths due to Alzheimer's disease nationally and for each state, and death rates by age; Number of family caregivers, hours of care provided, economic value of unpaid care nationally and for each state, and the impact of caregiving on caregivers; Use and costs of health care, long-term care and hospice care for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias; Challenges surrounding the disclosure of an Alzheimer's disease diagnosis to individuals with the disease. The Appendices detail sources and methods used to derive data in this report. This report frequently cites statistics that apply to all individuals with dementia. When possible, specific information about individuals with Alzheimer's disease is provided; in other cases, the reference may be a more general one of individuals with "Alzheimer's disease and other dementias."
  • Consists of publications (selectively listed in this record) issued by various units of the San Francisco Department of Public Health and listed alphabetically by title. The Knowledge Sharing & Collaboration tab contains separate lists of publications about community health, environmental health, occupational safety and health, etc.

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