Silver Book Fact

New case of Alzheimer’s every 66 seconds

Every 66 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s dementia.

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
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia; it accounts for an estimated 60 to 80 percent of cases.  
  • 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.  
  • Every 68 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease.   
  • In 2005, Alzheimer’s disease was listed as the underlying cause of death for 71,696 Americans.  
  • 1 in 10 people age 65 + have Alzheimer’s dementia
    Ten percent (1 in 10) people in the U.S. ages 65 and up have Alzheimer’s dementia.