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About Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is destroying our families, our finances and our future.

United States of America
More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's.
No cure
Between 2000 and 2019, deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased 145%.
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 kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
Caregivers
More than 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
Medical Professionals
Fifty percent of primary care physicians believe the medical profession is not ready for the growing number of people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
COVID-19 impact
In the U.S., Alzheimer's and dementia deaths have increased 16% during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Costly
In 2021, Alzheimer's disease will cost the United States $355 billion. This number is projected to rise to more than $1.1 trillion in 2050.

For round-the-clock information and support, call our free 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900).

Visit our COVID-19 page for tips on caregiving during the pandemic.