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COGNITIVE DECLINE IN NEW MEXICO

Data from the 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The latest figures are out, and the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is growing fast. Today, 5.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the US, and nearly two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s disease – 3.3 million – are women. Nearly one in every three seniors who dies each year has Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s dementia. By 2050, someone in the United States will develop Alzheimer’s dementia every 33 seconds. By that same year, as many as 16 million will have the disease.

Dementia is one of the costliest conditions to society. The cost of caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is estimated to total $259 billion in 2017, increasing to $1.1 trillion (in today’s dollars) by mid-century. Total payments in 2017 for all individuals with Alzheimer’s or other dementias are estimated at $259 billion. This cost is projected to increase to $1.1 trillion (in today’s dollars) by 2050.

NEW MEXICO - LATEST FACTS AND FIGURES:

Alzheimer’s takes a devastating toll – not just on those with the disease, but on entire families. In our own state, 38,000 New Mexicans are suffering from Alzheimer’s. They are cared for by 106,000 unpaid caregivers, many of whom are members of their own families.

For more detailed information on the latest Facts and Figures, both US and state by state, CLICK HERE.

For the Spanish Translation of the Fact Sheet, CLICK HERE.



 

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