Alzheimer's Disease Statistics

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• Alzheimer’s disease affects 5.8 million Americans of all ages in 2019. Approximately 390,000 of them are Texans. 
• Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and has an economic burden of $290 billion annually. 
• Texas ranks fourth in the number of Alzheimer’s disease cases and second in the number of Alzheimer’s disease deaths.
• Nearly 3.5 million of the estimated 5.8 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women and 2.1 million are men. Women are more likely to have other dementias.
• In 2018, there were an estimated 16.2 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S., most of whom were family members.
• In Texas, approximately 1.4 million unpaid caregivers provided care to Texans with Alzheimer’s disease in 2018. This equates to 1.6 billion hours of unpaid care at a cost of approximately $20.6 billion per year.

Source: Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2019

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Last updated April 16, 2019