Alzheimer’s disease is a global epidemic.
Worldwide, 47 million people are living with dementia.
The annual global cost of dementia is $818 billion in U.S. dollars.
The number of people living with dementia worldwide is set to skyrocket to 75 million by 2030.
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth- leading cause of death in the United States.
More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease.
16.1 million family and friends provide care to people 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.