Silver Book Fact

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that there are between 220,000 and 640,000 Americans age 55 to 64 with early onset Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • 1 in 6 women and 1 in 10 men who live to be at least 55 years old will develop Alzheimer’s disease in their lifetime.  
  • Medicare beneficiaries who were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias visited a physician 1.3 times more frequently than other beneficiaries.  
  • Alzheimer’s disease is the 5th leading cause of death in Americans age 65 and older.  
  • At least 50% of elderly residents of assisted living facilities have Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.  
  • The typical Alzheimer’s caregiver is a woman, 48 years old, married, employed, without children at home, and with at least some college education.