2020 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures from Alzheimer’s Association®
Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, an annual report released by the Alzheimer’s Association®, reveals the burden of Alzheimer’s and dementia on individuals, caregivers, government and the nation’s health care system. These resources are made available courtesy of alz.org.
- 2020 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Full Report [PDF]
- 2020 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Infographic [PDF]
The Quick Facts on Alzheimer’s Disease
- More than Americans are living with Alzheimer’s.
- Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
- 50% of primary care physicians believe the medical profession is not ready for the growing number of people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
- 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
- 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
- These caregivers provided an estimated 18.6 billion hours valued at nearly $244 billion.
- In 2020, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $305 billion—By 2050, these costs could rise as high as $1.1 trillion.
- Between 2000 and 2018 deaths from heart disease have decreased 7.8% while deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have increased 146%.
Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures Infographic
For more resources & information, visit https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/facts-figures.
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