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About Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Disease is an Epidemic

No cure
It’s the only cause of death in the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed.
People
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.
People in the United States of America
There are more than 15.9 million caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the United States.
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In the United States someone develops Alzheimer’s every 66 seconds.
18.2 billion hours
In 2016, 15.9 million American caregivers provided an estimated 18.2 billion hours of unpaid care valued at $230.1 billion.
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In 2017, Alzheimer's will cost the United States $259 billion. This number is expected to rise to over $1 trillion by 2050.

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