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About Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Disease is an Epidemic

No cure
Between 2000 and 2017, deaths from Alzheimer’s has increased 145 percent.
Two thirds are women
Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women.
1 in 3
One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
6th cause of death in the U.S.
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
United States of America
More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease.
Caregivers
There are more than 16 million caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the United States.
Stopwatch
In the United States someone develops Alzheimer’s every 65 seconds.
18.5 billion hours
In 2018, more than 16 million caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias provided an estimated 18.5 billion hours of unpaid care, a contribution to the nation valued at more than $234 billion.
Costly
In 2019, Alzheimer's disease will cost the United States $290 billion. This number is projected to rise to more than $1.1 trillion in 2050.

Find more information on our website at alz.org or call our 24/7 helpline at 800.272.3900.