2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures is a statistical resource for U.S. data related to Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. Background and context for interpreting the data are contained in the Overview. Additional sections address prevalence, mortality and morbidity, caregiving and use and costs of health care and services. A Special Report discusses the financial and personal benefits of diagnosing earlier in the disease process, in the stage of mild cognitive impairment.
Includes a Special Report on the Financial and Personal Benefits of Early Diagnosis.
- Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease.
- 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
- $341,840 is the estimated lifetime cost of care for an individual living with dementia.
- $7.9 trillion s the potential cost savings for the current U.S. population from early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.
Download the full report HERE.