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Click here for the 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures.

The Facts and Figures report reveals new statistics on the ever-growing weight of Alzheimer's disease on our nation. The report uncovers new information on growing death rates, the cost of the disease, and the burden placed on long-distance caregivers.  Here are some quick facts:

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the 5th leading cause of death for those aged 65 and older.

More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease, including an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65. 

One in every three seniors who dies in a given year has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia.

In 2013, 15.5 million caregivers provided more than 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care valued at $220.2 billion.

Nearly two-thirds of those with Alzheimer's disease - 3.2 million - are women.

In 2014, Alzheimer's will cost the nation $214 billion, including $150 billion in costs to Medicare and Medicaid.

Click here for the Alzheimer's Fact Sheet.

Click here for the Women's Fact Sheet.

Click here for 2014 Rhode Island Alzheimer's Statistics
and see the effect that Alzheimer's is having in Rhode Island.


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