ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
FACTS AND STATISTICS

Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. There are now close to 6 million Americans living with the disease. Get the facts and stats below about Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia.

 

ALZHEIMER'S IN THE UNITED STATES

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lzheimer’s in the United States is becoming more prevalent than ever.

The number of men and women with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple in the next 40 years, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census data.

It is estimated that 5.8 million Americans aged 65 and older have Alzheimer’s today, or about one new case every 65 seconds. The number will triple to around 14 million by 2050.

 

6th

LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE U.S.

5.8 MILLION

AMERICANS LIVE WITH ALZHEIMER'S TODAY

145%

INCREASE IN ALZHEIMER'S DEATHS BETWEEN 2000 AND 2017

Every 65 Seconds

SOMEONE DEVELOPS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

14 MILLION

AMERICANS ARE PROJECTED TO HAVE ALZHEIMER'S BY 2050

16.1 MILLION

AMERICANS PROVIDE UNPAID CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER'S

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1 in 3

seniors die with Alzheimer's

or another dementia

Alzheimer’s disease kills more people every year than breast cancer, prostate cancer, and essential hypertension combined. Millions of people have been given the news that a person close to them is now living with the disease.

PROSTATE CANCER

BREAST CANCER

ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

1 in 3

seniors die with Alzheimer's

or another dementia

Alzheimer’s disease kills more people every year than breast cancer, prostate cancer and essential hypertension combined. Millions of people have been given the news that a person close to them is now living with the disease.

PROSTATE CANCER

BREAST CANCER

ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

ALZHEIMER'S COST

$350k approximate lifetime cost per dementia individual

Medical care and long-term care for the elderly with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia or estimated to be at $350,174 per individual, far more than care for other major killers like cancer and heart disease.

$234 billion worth of unpaid care in a year in the U.S.

Americans provide 18.5 billion hours of unpaid Alzheimer’s care. Which amounts to nearly $234 billion worth of unpaid care in a year in the U.S.

$7 Trillion in Long-Term Healthcare Costs could be saved

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease could save America as much as $7 trillion in health and long-term care costs.

$290 Billion Cost to America

The estimated cost of caring for Americans with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is $290 billion this year.

$1.1 Trillion in Costs Annually

The financial impact of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States could soar to more than $1.1 trillion annually by 2050.

The Soaring Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease

 

Medical care for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in the last five years of life costs far more than care for other major killers like cancer and heart disease, a new study reports.

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