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.
More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease.
1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia.
In 2012, 15.4 million caregivers provided more than 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care valued at $216 billion.
Nearly 15% of caregivers for people with Alzheimer's or another dementia are long-distance caregivers.
In 2013, Alzheimer's will cost the nation $203 billion. This number is expected to rise to $1.2 trillion by 2050.
Click here for 2013 Rhode Island Alzheimer's Statistics
and see the effect that Alzheimer's is having in Rhode Island.