Alzheimer's Association

2020 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures

Quick Facts

  • More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s
  • Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • 1 in 3 older adults dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia
  • Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $305 billion 
  • Over 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias
  • These caregivers provide an estimated 18.6 billion hours of care valued at nearly $244 billion.
  • 82% of primary care physicians say they are on the front lines of providing dementia care
  • 50% of primary care physicians believe that the medical profession is NOT ready for the growing number of people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias
For additional resources, visit the Alzheimer’s Association website here.

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