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About Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Disease is an Epidemic

No cure
Between 2000 and 2018, deaths from Alzheimer’s has increased 146%.
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.
Medical Professionals
50% of primary care physicians believe the medical profession is not ready for the growing number of people with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
18.5 billion hours
In 2019, more than 16 million caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias provided an estimated 18.6 billion hours of unpaid care, a contribution to the nation valued at more than $244 billion.
Costly
In 2020, Alzheimer's disease will cost the United States $305 billion. This number is projected to rise to more than $1.1 trillion in 2050.

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

For tips for dementia caregivers during Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/coronavirus-(covid-19)-tips-for-dementia-care.