Alzheimer's Association 2013 Alzheimer's Disease Facts & Figures
- Every 68 seconds an American develops Alzheimer's disease.
- Over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, including an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65.
- Alzheimer’s disease is not just memory loss – Alzheimer’s kills.
- Today, there are no survivors of Alzheimer’s. If you do not die from it, you die with it.
- 1 in 3 seniors will die with Alzheimer's or another dementia.
- There was a 68% increase in deaths from Alzheimer's between 2000 - 2010.
- More Americans are dying either from or with Alzheimer’s because a growing number of Americans are developing Alzheimer’s.
- Alzheimer’s takes a devastating toll not just on those with the disease – but also on their caregivers.
- 2.3 million Americans are “long-distance caregivers” (living an hour or more away) for people with Alzheimer’s.
- Costs for long-distance caregivers are almost twice as high as local caregivers.
- 2013 costs of Alzheimer's = $203 billion
- The growing Alzheimer’s crisis is helping to bankrupt America.
- 180,000 people in Michigan aged 65 or order have Alzheimer's (a 6% increase from 2000).
- There are 507,000 caregivers in our state.
- These caregivers are providing 577 million hours of unpaid care.
- These unpaid care hours are valued at $7,118 million.
- $291 million are spent for higher health costs of these caregivers.
- 104,790 nursing home residents in 2009 had cognitive impairment (41% severe/moderate).
- There were 2,736 deaths from Alzheimer's disease in 2010.
- 13.9% (almost 1 in 7) of people in Michigan aged 60 or over report experiencing confusion or memory loss.
- Nearly 80% of them have NOT talked to a health care professional about it.