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Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.

Alzheimer's Association. 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2013; 9(2): 208-45. http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_facts_and_figures.asp#quickFacts

Reference

Title
2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 9, Issue 2
Pages
208-45
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • ~200,000 Americans have younger-onset Alzheimer’s
    An estimate 200,000 Americans under age 65 have Alzheimer’s disease–younger-onset Alzheimer’s.  
  • Advancing age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. A majority of Americans that are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease are 65 or older.  
  • As many as 411,000 new cases of Alzheimer’s disease are diagnosed every year.  
  • Between 2000 and 2008, deaths attributed to Alzheimer’s disease increased 66%, whereas those attributed to heart disease— the number one cause of death— decreased 13%.  
  • 70% of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias are cared for by family and friends at home.