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    Alzheimer's Disease Program
    MC 1945
    PO Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756

    Phone: (800) 242-3399
    Fax: (512) 458-7254

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Alzheimer's Disease Statistics



Texas Council on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

Did you know?

  • Approximately 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease (AD).  Unless a cure or prevention is found, that number will increase to between 11 and 16 million by 2050.
  • An estimated 340,000 Texans have Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Alzheimer's affects up to 13 percent of people 65 and over and increasing to 50 percent at 85 and older.
  • Direct and indirect costs of AD and other dementias amount to more than $183 billion annually.
  • Almost 15 million Americans are caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia; in Texas, approximately 1.2 million unpaid caregivers are providing care to the 340,000 individuals with the disease -- this equates to 1.5 billion hours of unpaid care at a cost of 17.5 billion dollars per year.
  • Texas ranks third in the number of Alzheimer's disease cases and second in the number of AD deaths.
  • A new person develops Alzheimer's disease every 68 seconds -- this is projected to increase to every 33 seconds by 2050.
  • Between 2000 and 2006, deaths due to heart disease, stroke, and prostate cancer declined by 12 percent, 18 percent, and 14 percent, respectively, whereas deaths attributable to Alzheimer's disease increased by 66 percent.
  • Data requests will be addressed as time and availability of data permit. To ensure that data requests are fulfilled in a timely manner, please submit your requests at least two weeks before the data are needed. Please email the Alzheimer's Disease Program Coordinator for information and assistance.


Last updated October 29, 2012