Alzheimer's Facts and Figures

The Alzheimer's Association has released their annual facts and figures report: 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Here are a few highlights of topics covered in the report:

  1. An estimated 5.7 million people have dementia in 2018.

  2. Almost two-thirds of Americans with dementia are women.

  3. Approximately 1 in 10 people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s dementia.

  4. The lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer’s at age 65 is approximately 21% for women and 11.6% for men.

  5. The estimated lifetime of health care and long term care costs for someone with Alzheimer’s is $341,840.00.

Here’s a link to the report: https://alz.org/documents_custom/2018-facts-and-figures.pdf

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