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

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Alzheimer's Disease Statistics



Texas Council on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

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


Last updated August 26, 2015