Alzheimer's Diseases Facts



More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease.


Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's.

Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.

There are approximately 500,000 people dying each year because they have Alzheimer's.

1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia.

In 2013, 15.5 million caregivers provided an estimated 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care valued at more than $220 billion.

In her 60s, a woman's estimated lifetime risk for developing Alzheimer's is 1 in 6. For breast cancer it is 1 in 11.

There are 2.5 times more women than men providing intensive “on-duty” care 24 hours a day for someone with Alzheimer's.

Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's are women.

More than 60 percent of Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers are women.

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