Alzheimer's Disease Statistics

 Did you know?

• AD affects 5.5 million Americans age 65 and older today - 380,000 of those individuals are Texans. 
• AD is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and has an economic burden of $277 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 65 seconds, and current projections indicate that this rate will increase to one new case every 33 seconds by 2050. 
• Nearly 3.4 million of the estimated 5.5 million with AD are women and 2 million are men. Women are more likely to have other dementias.
• In 2017, there were an estimated 16.1 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S., most of whom were family members.
• In Texas, 1.4 million unpaid caregivers provided care to the 380,000 individuals with AD in 2017. This equates to 1.6 billion hours of unpaid care at a cost of $20.2 billion per year.

Source: Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2018


Last updated December 17, 2018