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Welcome to the Alzheimer's Association East Central Iowa Chapter Press Room.  The Press Room is dedicated to assisting media and others seeking to learn more about our Chapter and Alzheimer's disease in gathering the most accurate information available.  Please utilize the information provided as needed.

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Media Contact

Please direct all media related inquiries to Melissa Pence at 319.294.9699 or


Local & National News

View Chapter media releases with information about East Central Iowa happenings and link to the latest national Alzheimer's Association news and research updates.

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East Central Iowa Alzheimer's Statistics

There are currently 16,000 Eastern Iowans suffering from Alzheimer's disease or related dementia.

Prevalence of Alzheimer's disease in our 19 county chapter territory

County Number of Cases 
Allamakee  498
Benton  615
Black Hawk 2,394 
Bremer  603 
Buchanan  456 
Butler  501 
Cedar  464 
Chicasaw  362 
Clayton  527
Fayette  640 
Grundy  380 
Howard  347 
Iowa  458 
Johnson  1,117 
Jones  490 
Linn  3,206 
Tama  550 
Washington  617 
Winneshiek  498 

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National Alzheimer's Statistics

  • There are more than 5 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. 
  • There are between 200,000 and 500,000 people under age 65 with young-onset Alzheimer's disease or other dementia in America. 
  • Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in America, and the 5th leading cause of death in Iowa in people over 65 years old.
  • Today, every 67 seconds an American develops Alzheimer's.  By mid-century an American will develop Alzheimer's every 33 seconds.
  • View the latest Facts and Figures Report

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Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.