Alzheimer's Disease Statistics

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• Alzheimer’s disease affects an estimated 5.8 million Americans of all ages in 2020. Approximately 400,000 of them are Texans. 
• Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and has an economic burden of an estimated $305 billion annually. 
• Texas ranks fourth in the number of Alzheimer’s disease cases and second in the number of Alzheimer’s disease deaths.
• Nearly 3.6 million of the estimated 5.8 million Americans age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease are women and 2.2 million are men. Women are more likely to have other dementias.
• In 2019, there were an estimated 16 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S., most of whom were family members.
• In Texas, approximately 1.45 million unpaid caregivers provided care to Texans with Alzheimer’s disease in 2019. This equates to an estimated 1.65 billion hours of unpaid care at a cost of approximately $21.6 billion per year.

Source: Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2020

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Last updated July 2, 2020