It’s the only cause of death in the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed.
Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women.
One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease.
There are an estimated 16 million caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's and other dementias in the United States.
In the United States someone develops Alzheimer’s every 65 seconds.
In 2017, 16 million caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias provided an estimated 18.4 billion hours of unpaid care, a contribution to the nation valued at more than $232 billion.
In 2018, Alzheimer's disease will cost the United States $277 billion. This number is projected to rise to more than $1.1 trillion in 2050.
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