Did you know?
- AD affects over 5 million Americans today - 340,000 of those individuals are Texans.
- AD is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and has an economic burden of $226 billion annually.
- Texas ranks fourth in the number of AD cases and second in the number of AD deaths.
- A new person develops AD every 67 seconds, and current projections indicate that this rate will increase to one new case every 33 seconds by 2050.
- According to the 2014 Alzheimer’s Association, Women and Alzheimer’s poll, women are the epicenter of AD. Nearly 3.2 million of the estimated 5 million with AD are women, and women are more likely to have other dementias.
- In 2014, there were an estimated 15.7 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S., most of whom were family members.
- In Texas, 1.3 million unpaid caregivers provided care to the 340,000 individuals with AD in 2014. This equates to 1.5 billion hours of unpaid care at a cost of $18.5 billion per year.
Source: Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2015