Alzheimer's Disease Statistics

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  • In 2023, an estimated 6.7 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s disease.1
  • In 2020, approximately 400,000 Texans age 65 and older were living with Alzheimer’s.1
  • In 2020 and 2021, COVID-19 was the third-leading cause of death in the U.S.1 This moved Alzheimer’s from the sixth-leading cause of death to the seventh-leading cause of death for 2020 and 2021.1
  • In 2023, the economic burden of caring for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is projected to reach approximately $345 billion.1
  • In terms of absolute numbers, Texas ranks fourth in the nation in the number of Alzheimer’s cases and second in the number of Alzheimer’s deaths.1
  • Approximately 4.1 million of the estimated 6.7 million people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s are women and approximately 2.6 million are men.1 Women are also more likely to have other dementias.1
  • In 2022, there were more than 11 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S., most of whom were family members.1
  • In Texas, approximately 1 million unpaid caregivers provided care to Texans with Alzheimer’s in 2022.1 This equates to an estimated 1.507 billion hours of unpaid care at a cost of approximately $23.6 billion per year.1
  • Total annual payments for health care, long-term care, and hospice care in the U.S. for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias are projected to increase from approximately $345 billion in 2023 to nearly $1 trillion in 2050 (in 2023 dollars).1


[1] Alzheimer’s Association. Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures. 2023. Accessed August 14, 2023.