Prevalence of Alzheimers

2012 Alzheimer’s Facts and Figures – The Numbers Are Rising
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5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease.

One in eight older Americans has Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed.

More than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care valued at $210 billion for persons with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Payments for care are estimated to be $200 billion in the United States in 2012.



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Supplemental Material

“2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures.” Alzheimer’s Association, 2018,

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