Our annual Facts and Figures report reveals the burden of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Share the facts and join the fight at https://www.alz.org/facts
These are the facts about the Alzheimer’s crisis:
— More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s.
— 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
— It kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
— In 2023, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $345 billion. By 2050, these costs could rise to nearly $1 trillion.
— Over 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
— The lifetime risk for Alzheimer’s at age 45 is 1 in 5 for women and 1 in 10 for men.
— While only 4 in 10 Americans would talk to their doctor right away when experiencing early memory or cognitive loss, 7 in 10 would want to know early if they have Alzheimer’s disease if it could allow for earlier treatment.
The Alzheimer’s Association is leading the fight against Alzheimer’s and all other dementia, but we need your help. Share the facts and join the fight at https://www.alz.org/facts
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