The estimated number of people with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s every 5 years beyond the age 65.
The number of seniors who die from Alzheimer’s annually.
The estimated value of care from more than 17 million unpaid caregivers to Alzheimer’s patients in 2013.
Six and 68:
Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the US. More than breast and prostate cancers combined. Deaths increased by 68% in the first decade of this century.
The annual cost of Alzheimer’s today (excluding the cost of caregivers).
Single greatest cost to the HC system by a factor of three.
Single greatest cause of depression and anxiety among caregivers.
Only top ten US killer than did not decrease in the last decade.
Only top ten killer with no effective treatment options available.
Across more than two dozen surveys taken by a variety of organizations (eg. Met Life, Marist Polls) Alzheimer’s Disease is the single most dreaded illness among the American population.
*Statistics from the Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Foundation