Silver Book Fact

New case of Alzheimer’s every 33 seconds by 2050

By 2050, an American will develop Alzheimer’s dementia every 33 seconds.

Alzheimer's Association. 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2017; 13. http://www.alz.org/documents_custom/2017-facts-and-figures.pdf

Reference

Title
2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publisher
Alzheimer’s Association
Publication Date
2017
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Pages
325-73
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

Related Facts

  • New case of Alzheimer’s every 33 seconds by 2050
    By 2050, an American will develop Alzheimer’s dementia every 33 seconds.  
  • Medicare beneficiaries who were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias visited a physician 1.3 times more frequently than other beneficiaries.  
  • 5.5. million Americans have Alzheimer’s dementia
    In 2017, an estimated 5.5 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer’s dementia.  
  • 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.  
  • Home health aides for Alzheimer’s can cost about $21/hr.