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Dementia in the United States (INFOGRAPHIC)

Using information obtained from the Alzheimer's Association, we have gathered some recent and startling information about Dementia today in the U.S.  We have chosen to focus on Alzheimer's Disease and have simplified it into an infographic of our own. You will also find a graph of the estimated total population in 2020 by state who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's ages 65 and older. We chose to dig deeper into the statistics of California since many of our readers are here in California. Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions for future infographics in the comments section below and help us share this infographic to continue to spread awareness about this condition!


Dementia In The United States - Key Facts:

  • Alzheimer's Disease is the most common form of Dementia.

  • More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's Disease.

  • One of nine people have this disease over the age of 65.

  • Americans provided 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care to people with Alzheimer's or some form of Dementia in 2012

  • In 2013, the estimated cost for the nation is $203 billion. This is expected to increase to $1.2 trillion by 2050.

  • An estimated 2.3 million are long-distance caregivers living an hour or more away.

  • One of three people die from Alzheimer's Disease or some other form of Dementia.

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

  • The estimated total population for 2020 in California with Alzheimer's (ages 65 and older) is 560,000 seniors. This is the largest projected population size out of all 50 states.

  • In California specifically:

    • Alzheimer's is the 5th leading cause of death.

    • There are 10,856 deaths due to Alzheimer's in 2010.

    • There has been an 146% increase in Alzheimer's deaths since 2000.

    • There will be a substantial increase in seniors (65 and older) who have Alzheimer's from 2000 to 2025.