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Facts & Figures Report
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2016 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures Report

The Alzheimer's Association 2016 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report - a compilation of national and state information on Alzheimer’s disease - is the most cited source covering the broad spectrum of Alzheimer’s issues and conveys the impact of the disease on individuals, families and the nation’s health care system.

In addition to prevalence, mortality, caregiving and cost information, this year's report offers a special section on how the cost of dementia impacts the personal finances of families and friends caring for those with Alzheimer's or another dementia. 



  • Nearly half (48%) of care contributors must cut back on their own expenses - including basic necessities like food, transportation and medical care - to afford dementia-related care, while others must draw from their own savings or retirement funds.20% of care contributors sacrificed their own medical care by cutting back on doctor visits.
  • The report found that care contributors spend on average more than $5,000 (out of pocket) per year of their own money to provide care for someone with Alzheimer's or another dementia.

Below are resources available as part of the 2016 Facts and Figures report:

For media inquiries or to reach a local expert to discuss this topic, contact Melissa Kramer, Communications Director at or 515.440.2722 ext. 8209.


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