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Lifetime risk of Alzheimer’s

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
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

Related Facts

  • An estimated 13.9% of Americans age 71 and older have Alzheimer’s disease.  
  • People with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias have greater than 3 times as many hospital stays as other older people.  
  • 70% of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias are cared for by family and friends at home.  
  • An estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease in 2012, including 5.2 million people age 65 and older.  
  • Every 70 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease.