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2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures

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    • Lifetime risk of Alzheimer’s
    • New case of Alzheimer’s every 33 seconds by 2050
      By 2050, an American will develop Alzheimer’s dementia every 33 seconds.  
    • New case of Alzheimer’s every 66 seconds
      Every 66 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s dementia.  
    • New cases of Alzheimer’s will double by 2050
      The annual number of new cases of Alzheimer’s dementia is expected to double between 2017 and 2050.  
    • New cases of Alzheimer’s disease in 2017
      In 2017, there will be approximately 64,000 new cases of Alzheimer’s in Americans ages 65 – 74, 173,000 new cases in those 75-84, and 243,000 new cases in those 85+.  
    • Alzheimer’s dementia by age
    • Alzheimer’s increases with age
      The percentage of people living with Alzheimer’s increases with age–from 3% in ages 65-74 to 17% in ages 75-84 to 32% in ages 85+.  
    • ~200,000 Americans have younger-onset Alzheimer’s
      An estimate 200,000 Americans under age 65 have Alzheimer’s disease–younger-onset Alzheimer’s.  
    • 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.  
    • 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.  
    • Alzheimer’s disease–only disease in top 10 causes of death that can’t be prevented, slowed, or cured
      Alzheimer’s disease is the only disease in the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. that cannot be prevented, slowed, or cured.