Alzheimers Facts and Figures
Facts and Figures About Alzheimers Disease
Understanding the basic facts and figures about Alzheimers disease and not only how it effects those living in America but those living throughout the world is important for global efforts to find a cure for this treatment.
There are more than 5 million people in the United States living with Alzheimers disease or dementia. There are more than 35.6 million people around the globe with dementia.
The number of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimers disease is expected to double every 20 years, with an estimated 115.4 million cases around the globe in 2050
More than half of the cases of dementia around the globe are found in developing countries.
Every year 7.7 million new cases of dementia are reported around the globe.
In the U.S. today, Alzheimers disease is the sixth leading cause of death among adults.
The cost of caring for those with Alzheimers disease is estimated to be around $200 billion for those living in the United States alone. The cost of dementia care around the globe is estimated to be over $600 billion.
Of the 5 million people living with Alzheimers disease in the United States today, about one in seven live alone, an issue that puts these individuals at higher risk for injury, malnutrition, medical conditions and death.
One out of every eight elderly Americans in the United States has Alzheimers disease
While Alzheimers disease is most common for elderly adults, there is an increase in the awareness of early-onset Alzheimers disease, which impacts individuals younger than 65.
Most people living with dementia today have not been formally diagnosed with a condition. Even in high income countries only 20-50% of dementia cases are diagnosed, an important statistic considering early diagnosis and intervention are essential to treatment.
Approximately 28 million people around the globe living with dementia have not been diagnosed and are not getting access to the care they need to fight back against Alzheimers disease.