Top 8 Alzheimer’s Facts
- In 2022, about 2.3 million people who have Alzheimer’s dementia are age 85 or older, accounting for 35% of all people with Alzheimer’s dementia.
- By 2060, 6.7 million people age 85 and older are expected to have Alzheimer’s dementia, accounting for about half (48%) of all people 65 and older with Alzheimer’s dementia.
- Estimated lifetime risk for Alzheimer’s dementia at age 45 was approximately 1 in 5 (20%) for women and 1 in 10 (10%) for men.
- Between 2020 and 2025 every state across the country will have experienced an increase of at least 6.7% in the number of people with Alzheimer’s.
- Alzheimer’s disease remains the fifth-leading cause of death among individuals age 65 and older.
- More than 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
- The greatest risk factors for late-onset Alzheimer’s are older age, genetics, and having a family history of Alzheimer’s.
- In 2021, caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias provided an estimated 16 billion hours of informal (that is, unpaid) assistance, a contribution to the nation valued at $271.6 billion.
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