Learn statistics about Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
- Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias includes Parkinson’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, mixed dementia, and frontotemporal dementia.
- Facts from the Alzheimer’s Association
- Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States
- Every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, this number could rise as high as 16 million.
- One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer’s dementia.
- Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women.
- African-Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s or other dementias as older whites. Hispanics are about one and one-half times as likely to have Alzheimer’s or other dementias as older whites.
- There are 10 warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s or other dementias, identified by Alzheimer’s Association;
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
- New problems with words in speaking or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgment
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood and personality
Note: Abe’s Garden Community supports the programmatic and fundraising initiatives of the Alzheimer’s Association. It is the intent of Abe’s Garden Community to not duplicate the quality services provided by the Alzheimer’s Association, and other existing Alzheimer’s support organizations, but to address the unmet needs of individuals, families, and caregivers impacted by Alzheimer’s.