Alzheimer's Disease Statistics

Did you know?

  • Alzheimer’s disease affects an estimated 6.5 million Americans of all ages in 2022. Approximately 400,000 of them are Texans.
  • In 2020, COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in the U.S. This moved Alzheimer’s from the sixth leading cause of death to the seventh leading cause of death for 2020 and 2021.
  • Alzheimer’s disease has an economic burden of an estimated $321 billion in 2022.
  • Texas ranks fourth in the number of Alzheimer’s disease cases and second in the number of Alzheimer’s disease deaths.
  • Nearly 4 million of the estimated 6.5 million Americans age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease are women and 2.5 million are men. Women are also more likely to have other dementias.
  • There are more than 11 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S., most of whom were family members.
  • In Texas, approximately 1.09 million unpaid caregivers provided care to Texans with Alzheimer’s disease in 2021. This equates to an estimated 1.77 billion hours of unpaid care at a cost of approximately $25.9 billion per year.

Source: Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2022