On March 5th, 2019 the Alzheimer's Association released its annual 2019 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report. Nationally, an estimated 5.8 million Americans of all ages are now living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the new report.
Here in New Mexico, the numbers are on the rise.
In just one year, the number of New Mexicans living with Alzheimer’s disease has risen from 39,000 to 41,000. That figure is projected to rise to 53,000 by 2025. The number of unpaid family caregivers – typically family members – who are taking care of these people has risen from 107,000 to 108,000.
Additionally, Hispanics, which make up as much as 48% of New Mexico’s population, are about one and one-half times as likely as whites to have Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
Read more here: alz.org/facts
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit www.alz.org.